Advance copy of Edward Lear and the Pussycat: Famous Writers and Their Pets

Back from holiday to find half a dozen advance copies of this awaiting my arrival. In the shops August 22. A bit from the blurb:
"Behind every great writer there is a beloved pet, providing inspiration in life and in death, and companionship in what is often a lonely working existence. They also offer practical services, such as personal protection, although they may sometimes eat first drafts, or bite visitors."
More details at the British Library.