Matthew Flinder's Cat
The story of a drunk, a boy and a cat
Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a ten-year-old, a near-street kid heading for the usual trouble. The two form an unlikely bond.
Through telling Ryan the story of Flinders' circumnavigation of Australia as seen through Trim's eyes, Billy is drawn deeply into Ryan's life and into the Sydney underworld.
A modern-day story of friendship and redemption by an internationally bestselling author.
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Review: Matthew Flinders' CatUser Review - Beck Vella - Goodreads
Whilst I think the overall concept of the story is interesting and original, I found the book drawn out and tedious. It didn't captivate me in the slightest. The Australian derelict lingo was cliched and the ending was quite abrupt and predictable. Read full review
Review: Matthew Flinders' CatUser Review - Glenn T. Ryan - Goodreads
To quote an expression from the book, “I got gypped.” You see, I've never read a Bryce Courtenay book before, not even The Power Of One. I've always been keen to see what all the fuss was about, so I ... Read full review