The story of a drunk, a boy and a cat.
Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the streets where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the windowsill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a ten-year-old 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.
Matthew Flinders' Cat is a modern-day story of friendship and redemption by internationally bestselling author Bryce Courtenay.
About the Author
Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa and has lived in Sydney for the major part of his life. He is the bestselling author of The Power of One, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Jessica, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Whitethorn and Brother Fish.
What a great story teller was Bryce. Compassion, adventure and confrontation of the human spirit are well told in this tale of love overcoming adversity.Trim the Master sea going cat has now become my favorite Australian historical ledgend. Recomend this great read to all lovers of a good yarn with a dash of historical fact thrown in. 10/10
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: August 2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.8 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1