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#1007024 - Tue Aug 27 2013 03:12 PM Hilaire Belloc Help, Please
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I remember reading a book by Hilaire Belloc many years ago and would love to read it again to see if it is as good as I remember it.

It was about a boy who desperately wanted a cat, but was refused by his parents. One day he woke up to find he had turned into a kitten. A female tabby cat took him under her wing and they became best of friends.

Some time later he woke in his own bed and his parents gave him a kitten, but he cried for his tabby friend.

Am I going mad? I have tried looking, but get confused.

I will be off to bed soon, but will be back.
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#1007029 - Tue Aug 27 2013 04:39 PM Re: Hilaire Belloc Help, Please [Re: zippolover]
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I have racked my brain here M aybe Tabby Tom can help. But I do love this one
A Conversation with a Cat
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#1007043 - Tue Aug 27 2013 05:04 PM Re: Hilaire Belloc Help, Please [Re: zippolover]
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Are you completely sure it was Hilaire Belloc? Because I'm thinking about Paul Gallico's "Jennie" which was published in the US under the title "The Abandoned".

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#1007115 - Wed Aug 28 2013 01:11 AM Re: Hilaire Belloc Help, Please [Re: zippolover]
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WOW! Thank you so much. I have read books by both, no wonder I could not find it.

I am off to eBay
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#1007118 - Wed Aug 28 2013 01:16 AM Re: Hilaire Belloc Help, Please [Re: zippolover]
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Found it and a copy is on its way smile
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#1007217 - Wed Aug 28 2013 08:14 AM Re: Hilaire Belloc Help, Please [Re: zippolover]
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Nice one Agony!
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#1007236 - Wed Aug 28 2013 09:41 AM Re: Hilaire Belloc Help, Please [Re: zippolover]
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Hey, cool!

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#1020110 - Sun Nov 10 2013 09:26 AM Re: Hilaire Belloc Help, Please [Re: zippolover]
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I sobbed my heart out all over again

Sorry it took me so long to update, life got in the way...
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#1020118 - Sun Nov 10 2013 09:42 AM Re: Hilaire Belloc Help, Please [Re: zippolover]
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That's one I might want to re read myself....

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