C is for Couvelaire

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That’s the name of the family in What They Want, Jill Barth’s story in story in Cat Tales, the anthology drawn from last year’s Book a Break short story competition. Quite a family, believe me – seven kids! Sam and Sam, who claim to own me, have just the two, and that seems plenty to me. Of course, you might say, who am I to talk, since I can’t rightly tell you how many kittens I’ve fathered, but at least no one has to change their nappies. But seven babies! Phew! Well, six when the story opens, five girls and a boy, Jean-Pierre.

You remember the kid, of course. Before the war, he messed about in the back of the shop while his mother tended to customers. Jean-Pierre, the boy with the sisters? Yes, the family with the fabric shop. Back then, if you needed fabric in…

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Author: Sue Ranscht

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