Cat people know that everything is improved by adding cats right? Downton Tabby Book is another one of those things. It is a new hilarious parody of Downton Abbey, by Chris Kelly, published by Simon & Schuster, just released on December 5th 2013. We love Downton Abbey; so this book arrived just in time for us to purchase for a Christmas read! The story features the Grimalkin family which is the finest and oldest family of cats. The head of the household is the Earl of Grimalkin; other members are his wife Chât-elaine Korat, their three daughters and the Earl’s mother, the Dowager Catness.
Downton Tabby is set in a country manor in the Edwardian perod, with full-time staff including Catson the butler, Mrs. Mughes the housekeeper, Mrs Catmore the cook and many more.
The Bath tub scence: Chât-elaine Korat is having a bath while her servant is plotting away. Image via Flavorwire.
Fine dining on the battlefield. Image via Flavorwire.
Revenge is sweet and tastes a bit like a banana. Image via Flavorwire.
Table manners: here is the table setting at Downton Tabby. We were laughing about this for a while! Love it!
Here are some pictures from the books set in comparison to clips from the series. Images via Daily Mail:
We adore how Chris Kelly captures the characters from the original and portrays them as cats perfectly, with a great sense of humour. Downton Tabby Book is a perfect gift for cat lovers, Downton Abbey fans and historical drama fans. Buy it from Amazon Downton Tabby Book.