Tuesday 25 August 2020

Furry Purry Bean Cat at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

 Edinburgh International Book Festival has been moved entirely online this year in response to the COVID_19 pandemic. You can browse the list of events here

At the weekend, I tuned in to the excellent Magical Moggies session with author Philip Ardagh and illustrator Rob Biddulph. The session featured the lovely Furry Purry Bean Cat, who stars in the series of children's books 'The Nine Lives of Furry Purry Bean Cat' in which she becomes in turn a library cat, a railway cat, a witch's cat and other versions of herself. 

The first part of the session featured Philip Ardagh talking about the real live cat who inspired Furry Purry Bean cat and reading from her adventures as a Railway Cat and the second part featured Rob Biddulph giving a tutorial on how to draw your very own Furry Purry Bean Cat! So here is my version:

You can view this event here, it will be online for some time, though I think it may be only for a few days until the end of the festival. Also, you may only be able to view it from certain geographic locations, again, I'm not sure about the details there. 

Most (all?) of the events at the book festival this year are free. You can buy copies of the featured books in the Edinburgh International Book Festival bookshop.


Gershon Ben-Avraham said...

I can view it from Beersheba, Israel. Thanks for the link.

Lowcarb team member said...

So many events have had to go online ... at least they are still happening!
I do like your drawing.

All the best Jan

Sackerson said...

I like your cat! I'm a sucker for cats. Have had at least one (often two or more) continuously for the last 26 years. I think, for some reason, our house is a stray cat magnet. Less so these days - there seem to be fewer of them around round here - but at one time they were forever turning up!