A parody of the worldwide television phenomenon Downton Abbey, with cats.Downton Tabby is about Englands oldest and finest family of cats in people clothes. With beautiful (and scandalous) photographs and art, it tells the story of their lives and lovesand their maids and butlers and cooks lives and lovesfrom the sinking of the Kitanic to the Jazz Age. Tolstoys adage about each family being unhappy in their own way? What makes the Grimalkins different is theyre cats.Posh, spoiled, stuck-up-but-charming, English cats.Okay, its not just about cats and class warfare. Its also a parody of Downton Abbey, the phenomenally popular TV show where everyones always getting dressed. Or theyre already dressed, and theyre getting more dressed.While it makes affectionate fun of Downton Abbey, it makes a broader humorous point: We treat our cats like high society. Their servants are us. If you live with a cat, the butler, maid, and cook is you.Its our cats world. We just lint-roll it.So its for fans of the show, and people who put up with fans of the show, and also for people whove ever caught themselves getting emotionally involved in their cats social life, and whether or not some cold cuts would cheer her up.Why is this a book about Edwardian manor life, acted out by cats? The real question is why arent there more?
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