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 - Jas - Goodreads
personally, I like a book that has a good, summed up ending. where there are no questions unanswered. this was not one of them. I liked the storyline and it actually gave a good insight to the lives ... Read full review
Review: Matthew Flinders' CatUser Review - Kimberley - Goodreads
I haven't enjoyed a book this much for a while. Bruce Courtenay was a very talented writer! The core characters are very likeable and I could really picture them with the use of their language or ... Read full review