Cat Out Of Hell

Cat Out of Hell

By acclaimed storyteller Lynne Truss, author of the bestselling Eats, Shoots and Leaves, the mesmerising tale of a cat with nine lives, and a relationship as ancient as time itself and just as powerful.

Published March 2015

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The scene: a cottage on the coast on a windy evening. Inside, a room with curtains drawn. Tea has just been made. A kettle still steams.

Under a pool of yellow light, two figures face each other across a kitchen table. A man and a cat.

The story about to be related is so unusual yet so terrifyingly plausible that it demands to be told in a single sitting.

The man clears his throat, and leans forward, expectant.

‘Shall we begin?’ says the cat …

  • A comic chiller in the best tradition of mad British humour

    Viv Watts, Daily Express on Cat Out of Hell
  • Truss brings an eerie, 19th-century kind of horror story into the present-day world.

    Tom Cox, The Guardian on Cat Out of Hell
  • A Chinese box of anti-narrative that reads like M.R. James on bad acid with a laugh track, complete with demonic cats, murderous librarians and badly overmatched amateur sleuths.

    Kirkus Review on Cat Out of Hell

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