I and Claudius: Travels with My Cat

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Jul 1, 2000 - Claudius (Cat) - 307 pages
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'A cross between Kerouac's ON THE ROAD and ANIMAL HOSPITAL. That's not something you get to say every day. London girl Clare de Vries' account of her road trip across America with her 19-year-old, chocolate-brown Burmese cat, Claudius, is nutty, neurotic and honest…de Vries is funny, fast and self-deprecating' CONDE NAST TRAVELLER Clare de Vries dreamed of chucking in her job and Thelma and Louise-ing it around the United States. Which is exactly what she did. Except that Louise was her nineteen-year-old chocolate brown Burmese cat Claudius. From celebrity pet hair stylists in New York to brown bears in the Appalachians, from astronauts in Nashville to Elvis's shag ceiling in Graceland to voodoo snakes in New Orleans, the unlikely couple just about kept their Guccis intact and even learnt to read a map. That was before riding with psychic cowboys in Texas, losing vital body parts in the Grand Canyon, gambling with hoods in Vegas and spilling drinks over film stars in Hollywood.

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User Review  - Grachy Iraheta - Goodreads

I love this book. My mom bought it for me at a yard sale, & I'm glad she did. I started to read it & tried to get into the story & got completely pulled into it! I felt close to the characters in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jude - Goodreads

This is quite possibly the worst travelogue I have ever read! Or nearly read I should say since I gave up after three chapters. The narrator is a combination of ludicrous (I can forgive people who ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Clare de Vries worked as a journalist before she set off across the highways of America. She lives in London and is working on a second travel book for Bloomsbury.

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