I enjoyed this whimsical story of Julian of Norwich’s cat, even though it’s aimed at younger readers. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Julian’s cell, and seeing references to her cat in the nearby shop. In this book there’s a quote from the ancient rule for Anchoresses which says “Ye shall not possess any beast except only a cat.” I like to think that Julian would have had a feline companion.
Julian is remembered because she was the first woman to write a book in English, and for her messages of love and hope, especially her saying “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well” which I have on a plaque in my garden.
“This book suggests how her cat came
to have a role in Julian’s fame.”