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Matthew Flinders' Cat

(2001)
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Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a ten-year-old, a near street kid heading for all the usual trouble. The two meet and form an unlikely friendship. Appealing to the boy's imagination by telling him the story of the circumnavigation of Australia as seen through Trim's eyes, Billy is drawn deeply into Ryan's life and into the Sydney underworld. Over several months the two begin the mutual process of rehabilitation. Matthew Flinders' Cat is a modern-day story of a city, its crime, the plight of the homeless and the politics of greed and perversion. It is also a story of the human heart, with an enchanting glimpse into our past from the viewpoint of a famous cat. Matthew Flinders' Cat is an extraordinary and moving novel by an internationally bestselling author.

Genre: General Fiction

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September 2003 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Matthew Flinder's Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-55278-377-4 / 978-1-55278-377-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Mcarthur & Co
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September 2004 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-55278-436-3 / 978-1-55278-436-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 0-14-300098-5 / 978-0-14-300098-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd
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2003 : USA Paperback

Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 0-670-04131-9 / 978-0-670-04131-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking/Penguin Books
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November 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 0-670-91061-9 / 978-0-670-91061-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Ltd
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-4862-1953-5 / 978-1-4862-1953-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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April 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74310-729-3 / 978-1-74310-729-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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April 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74319-034-4 / 978-1-74319-034-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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April 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74310-931-8 / 978-1-74310-931-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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April 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74319-236-3 / 978-1-74319-236-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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January 2010 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-921415-18-5 / 978-1-921415-18-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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July 2009 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Matthew Flinders Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74093-512-8 / 978-1-74093-512-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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January 2009 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74233-447-4 / 978-1-74233-447-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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December 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Matthew Flinder's Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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December 2005 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Matthew Flinder's Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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December 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Matthew Flinder's Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2004 : Australia Audio Cassette

Title: Matthew Flinders Cat: Library Edition
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
ISBN: 1-74030-984-7 / 978-1-74030-984-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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August 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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August 2006 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Matthew Flinders' Cat
Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
Publisher: Penguin eBooks
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