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Publisher Comments:

A parody of the worldwide television phenomenon Downton Abbey, with cats.

Downton Tabby is about England's oldest and finest family of cats in people clothes. With beautiful (and scandalous) photographs and art, it tells the story of their lives and loves — and their maids and butlers and cooks' lives and loves — from the sinking of the Kitanic to the Jazz Age. Tolstoy's adage about each family being unhappy in their own way? What makes the Grimalkins different is they're cats.

Posh, spoiled, stuck-up-but-charming, English cats.

Okay, it's not just about cats and class warfare. It's also a parody of Downton Abbey, the phenomenally popular TV show where everyone's always getting dressed. Or they're already dressed, and they're getting more dressed.

While it makes affectionate fun of Downton Abbey, it makes a broader humorous point: We treat our cats like high society. Their servants are us. If you live with a cat, the butler, maid, and cook is you.

It's our cats' world. We just lint-roll it.

So it's for fans of the show, and people who put up with fans of the show, and also for people who've ever caught themselves getting emotionally involved in their cat's social life, and whether or not some cold cuts would cheer her up.

Why is this a book about Edwardian manor life, acted out by cats? The real question is why aren't there more?

Synopsis:

Welcome to Downton Tabby

Here, the aristocrats of the animal kingdom dwell in stately splendor, sleeping, grooming, sleeping some more, and being fed by their downstairs cats, unaware that their way of life — providing work for others — is about to be swept away by the tides of history... and runaway cars.

The fur will fly.

This humorous parody provides essential information for preserving their Golden Age, including How to Keep a Secret at Downton Tabby, How to Argue with Lord Grimalkin About His Most Deeply Held Beliefs, and some Uninvited but Necessary Words from the Dowager.

About the Author

Chris Kelly writes for HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. He won an Emmy for his work on Michael Moore's TV Nation. He's been an editor at Spy and the National Lampoon, a staff writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, head writer at Politically Incorrect, and a writer/producer on a half dozen network situation comedies, some long-running and some that barely aired at all.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476765938
Author:
Kelly, Chris
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster
Subject:
Parodies
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20131203
Binding:
Hardback
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
177.8 x 127 mm

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Product details 80 pages Simon and Schuster - English 9781476765938 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Welcome to Downton Tabby

Here, the aristocrats of the animal kingdom dwell in stately splendor, sleeping, grooming, sleeping some more, and being fed by their downstairs cats, unaware that their way of life — providing work for others — is about to be swept away by the tides of history... and runaway cars.

The fur will fly.

This humorous parody provides essential information for preserving their Golden Age, including How to Keep a Secret at Downton Tabby, How to Argue with Lord Grimalkin About His Most Deeply Held Beliefs, and some Uninvited but Necessary Words from the Dowager.

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