Cloister Cats

Cloister Cats

by Richard Surman

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Overview

This little volume introduces readers to a collection of cats who've made their homes in England's ecclesiastical sites and communities—from ancient ruins, like Fountains Abbey and Tintern, to active religious communities, like Prinknash Abbey and Iona. With captivating color photographs, quirky accounts of the cats' lives in and around the grounds, buildings, and gardens, and a "Quick Guide" to all the sites, this is just the book for cat lovers and visitors to England.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008144609
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/27/2015
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Richard has been a professional photographer for 30 years, working for leading advertising agencies & magazines. He was also a founder member and artistic director of the Ledbury Poetry Festival. He has lived in Spain for the last five years, writing and photographing articles on monastic and church architecture, in northern Spain. Richard also leads tours of European historical houses. Richard and his family divide their time between London and the Asturian mountains of northern Spain.

Table of Contents


Society of St Francis, Alnmouth Friary     10
Anglican Order of St Benedict, Alton     14
Poor Clare Monastery, Arkley     18
Anglican Order of St Benedict, Burford Priory     22
The Order of Preachers, Blackfriars Cambridge     26
Community of the Holy Name, Derby     32
The Community of St Mary at the Cross, Edgware     36
Forde Abbey     42
Glenstal Abbey     46
St Monica's Priory, Hoxton     50
The Iona Community, Iona Abbey     54
Convent of the Poor Clares, Lynton     58
Mottisfont Abbey     62
All Saints Convent, Oxford     66
Holy Hill Hermitage, Skreen     70
The Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey     76
The Ty Mawr Community, Society of the Sacred Cross     80
The Society of Saint Margaret, Walsingham Priory     86
St Hilda's Priory, Whitby     90
Acknowledgements     96

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Cloister Cats 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ponsonby on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very simple book: the story of some cats which for one reason or another have ended up living in the mostly peaceful surroundings of a monastery or convent in Britain or ireland. For each cat (or pair of cats) there are several photographs, and the story of how the cat came to be there and how it occupies its time. Something also about the particular monastery or convent. A peaceful book, easily read in less than an hour, but enjoyable to those who like cats and/or the quietude of monastic life