I picked it up for my mom who loves cats and Downton Abbey.
I read it on my way home — it really is a quick read. Newspapers are put to interesting usages. Place settings are cleverly arranged to have more than one glass for milk. It is just the right amount of stupid and funny. Dec 04, Chelsea rated it liked it. Such a silly little thing.
Barely worth going to the trouble of obtaining a copy. But, I love Downton Abbey, and I am a cat person. What was I to do? Plus, I giggled at least 3 times. That means it was worth it, right? Jan 18, Ruth rated it really liked it. This slim volume condenses three seasons of the popular costume soap, following the upstairs and downstairs antics of turn-of-the-century England's feline population through the sinking of the Titanic to the aftermath of the Great War. The double-page photographic spreads, reenacting key scenes from the series with a distinctly catty thread is worth the purchase price alone I'm particularly I love Downton Abbey and I ADORE cats, so Chris Kelly's recently released parody was a no-brainer for me.
The double-page photographic spreads, reenacting key scenes from the series with a distinctly catty thread is worth the purchase price alone I'm particularly fond of Mattmew Clowder and Thomas Farel -- the latter the "handsome but evil First Footcat" -- preparing to dine on rat in the Verdun trenches -- it's not as gross as it sounds, ha!
A cute and clever Downton pastiche, Downton Tabby is a nicely-designed, humorous read sure to bring a smile to the face of cat lovers and costume drama aficionados alike. Jul 04, Theresa rated it it was amazing. What a hysterical, cute parody of one of my favorite TV shows: I laughed my way through this entire book and it wasn't just a chuckle here and there, I was on the floor with laughter at times!
I read some of the passages out loud to my husband as we lounged by the pool on July 4th and even he was cracking up. The author works for "Real Time," Bill Maher's show, so you know it's got the the funny vibe. I didn't realize the author was associated with that show and others like Letter What a hysterical, cute parody of one of my favorite TV shows: I didn't realize the author was associated with that show and others like Letterman, just to name a few.
Jan 09, Carol rated it liked it. If you love cats I do and are a fan of Downton Abbey this seems the perfect fit. The publisher's blurb "Let the fur fly" and the premise of an aristoCAT British family drew me right in. I enjoyed the graphic aspect of this as well as matching the personalities and traits to the tv characters.
An easy read, not quite living up to my expectations but worth the time it took to read. Dec 29, Sharon rated it liked it Shelves: This is a silly and catty little parody For any DA fans, why not indulge yourself. And as an opining side note: Apr 23, Marykay Pogar rated it really liked it. Jan 06, Beth Dickey rated it it was amazing. It made me chuckle a lot!
May 02, Lindsay rated it really liked it. I couldn't be happier right now. Dec 25, Cherie Myst rated it liked it. Cute little book for lovers of Downton Abby and cats! Dec 24, Julie H.
Light, silly book that is quite clever in a few spots. Dec 03, Mayda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Your favorite Downton Abbey characters are here, but in feline form. Catmore, the cook, has trouble seeing, and gives Laisy, her helper, the wrong ingredients.
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Matthmew, the heir apparent, can drive a car, but not well. Catson, the butler, does his best to keep everyone in line downstairs even while Vibrissa Clowder, the Dowager Catness of Grimalkin, regales everyone upstairs with her pearls of wisdom. This little tome is packed with pleasure and sheer delight, with amusing illustrations an Your favorite Downton Abbey characters are here, but in feline form.
This little tome is packed with pleasure and sheer delight, with amusing illustrations and witty writing.
Downton Tabby: The Beloved British Drama as Told By Cats
Feline fanciers and Downton Abbey fans will especially enjoy it. Jan 14, Amber rated it really liked it. If you like Downton Abbey and you like cats, you will love this spot on parody. Mar 05, Leanne rated it liked it. Jul 22, Cheryl rated it it was ok. This book was kind of cute. But I'm glad I borrowed it from the library instead of spending money on it. Jul 13, Tamara rated it liked it. A cute short read for those of us who are both Downton Abby fans as well as cat lovers.
Lots of cute names used for the cats to remind us of our favorite Downton characters. It is a quick and fun read. Jun 21, Katharine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 02, Donald rated it it was ok Shelves: This one was a well assembled and fully realized waste of paper and ink. I did see some humor within its pages, but not enough to make a book of it.
Feb 03, Jodi rated it liked it. May 06, Meredith rated it really liked it. I received this as a gift from a friend. For anyone who knows cats well and has followed the Downton Abbey series on PBS, this slim parody is spec-cat-ularly fun. I'm only holding back from five stars because of my own failure, I'm sure, to get the humor in every single sentence, only in 80 percent of them. Perfect gift book for the perfectly suited reader. Before you answer, consider everything I received this as a gift from a friend.
Before you answer, consider everything you've ever read about English history after Robin Hood and before the Who. Serving Being served Being killed by Jack the Ripper" If that doesn't give you a little jolt, you may have picked a different example. There's plenty to choose from. He's written a book that reminds you not only what happened each season in Downton Abbey but also why you like cats so much. For lovers of Downton Abbey or lovers of cats Is your cat upstairs or downstairs?
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