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 - Goodreads
I love Bryce Courtenay's work, but tbh, I didnt love this one. I struggled to latch on, to love those characters, but it just didnt really happen. I'm putting this down to 'cant win em all'. Read full review
Review: Matthew Flinders' CatUser Review - Teresa MacGinley - Goodreads
I swore never to read another Bryce Courtney book. Killing off the main character in the final pages of an epic saga time after time was distressing, annoying, time wasting, I can think of countless ... Read full review