REVIEW: Doorkins the Cathedral Cat by Lisa Gutwein
Meet Doorkins, the smallest yet most recognisable member of the Cathedral. With wedding guests to entertain, meetings with the Queen to attend and tired staff to look after, Doorkins has a busy week lined up ahead of her.
Following the real life exploits of Doorkins, Southwark Cathedral’s self-proclaimed ‘Magnificat’, this charming picture book gives a complete tour of the Cathedral, and is sure to raise a smile on the face of any cathedral attendee, or fan of cats.
(Because we know it’s all about you regardless of who wrote or illustrated this book about you). When I saw this offered for review, I pounced on the chance to learn more about a London working cat. People think cats are lazy or selfish but once they read about you, that misconception can thankfully be retired. Cats are working hard even when they appear to be just sleeping or meditating. It’s then that they’re being A Presence.
I’m glad to hear that you are sufficiently admired and appreciated for the multitude of things you do at your job. Taking tea, escorting brides down the aisle, inspecting the kneelers for comfort, warming the Bishop’s chair, helping with flower arrangements, sending out twitter tweets and greeting visitors – including the Queen! A busy cat’s work is never done. Meow on, Doorkins. B+
What to know more?
Doorkin’s twitter feed @DoorkinsM
Some of Doorkin’s working colleagues
Of course she’s on Facebook