Fabulist, Storyteller, Author

A Cat May Look at a King

and eight other stories to tell to your cat

New revised 2022 edition – Available in Kindle Now

From around the world – Korea to Ireland, Burma to France – come these nine hardy cat tales, stories that have survived for generations because of their enduring popularity.

Vicious, affectionate, murderous or benign – however you view cats you will find them portrayed here in full contradictory splendour.

Aided by eight top illustrators, Ramsay Wood retells a lively, personal selection. His previous book was the highly acclaimed Kalila and Dimna, which was adapted for the stage as A Word in the Stargazer’s Eye at the 1984 Edinburgh Festival. He was the Secretary of the London-based College of Storytellers until 1991.

“A cat may look at a King, and a swain’s eye hath as high a reach as a lord’s looks.”

— Robert Greene, 1590
“When Ramsay Wood retells a story he makes a proper job of it.” — The Times