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 - Linda Tuplin - Goodreads
I had mixed feelings about this book. The story line was good but could have used some added depth. I feel like I never really got to know the characters, just superficially. The plot was kind of ... Read full review
Review: Matthew Flinders' CatUser Review - Kiki Hopcraft - Goodreads
Read 60 pages and put this down. Was really disappointed by the over use of stereotype. I'm Australian- but was repelled against the language of 'Aussie ocker'. I have read Bryce Courtney before ... Read full review