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 - Dianne - Goodreads
This is a book in two parts (and two stories throughout both parts). The first half of the book is yarn telling in excellent form, and it's unlikely you'll be able to put it down. The second half ... Read full review
Review: Matthew Flinders' CatUser Review - Helen - Goodreads
A wonderful read about the seedier side of Sydney, & to incorporate the tale of Trim the cat was just pure brilliant. I never tire of Mr. Courtenay's books. Read full review