What people say

‘Simeon delights us, educates us and informs us. This is unique and enlightening.’ 

Prof David Cranston, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Oxford

‘Clever and wily. He should plan a trip to the other place.’ 

Prof Charles Elliott, Former Dean of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

'That darn cat is simply hilarious.'  

Jane Marshall, General Manager, City Sightseeing Oxford

'Witty, informative, and fabulously original.' 

Clare Manolopoulos, Kidlington News

‘I concede that the story does have some merit, hidden amid its overall tedium.'

Lucie Maude, 'Queen of North Oxford' and adored shop-cat. Illyria Pottery, Jericho.

What it's about

Simeon-the-cat is the travel guide and the author. His main ambition in life is to become famous. He has also set his heart on meeting the White Rabbit. While pursuing these goals in travelling around the city, he takes time to air his views on Mr Bean, the Internet, and on how the British do not value words, amid a host of other things. Over-confident in his ability to reason, he enjoys talking with academics and students. He creates havoc in Blackwell's, finds a previously-undiscovered poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and lays plans to take the grin off the face of the Cheshire Cat.

Does he really meet the White Rabbit? It seems he does! 

This is a travel guide to Oxford in a genre all its own.

Page illustrations by up-and-coming US illustrator, Tessa E McK Jordan.

How to buy it

Available in store or online from Blackwell's (Oxford) with free UK shipping. Ships worldwide. 

Also available from Amazon UK (usual shipping rates). Or through any UK bookshop.

ISBN: 978-1-999662-1-9