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Mini Copy Book

Each post in this section is a short précis (summary) of a passage in The Copy Book. All of them are in modern English. They are intended for students of English as a Foreign Language at Elementary Level.

Discovery and Invention

Sir Titus Salt

His alpaca-wool mills near Bradford proved the social benefits of private enterprise in the right hands.

Length: 113 words

Animal Stories

Typical Cat!

When a cat comes into your life, resistance is futile.

Length: 44 words

Stories in Short

Too Clever By Half

Mrs Tabby White thought she’d try some of the clever things her humans did.

Length: 50 words

Stories in Short

The Selfish Cat

A tortoiseshell laments his hard life among heartless humans.

Length: 102 words

Stories in Short

The Kitchen Cat

Ruth Lorimer’s strangely comfortless life changes when she finds a scruffy little cat on the stairs, but not everyone is pleased.

Length: 102 words

Lives of the Saints

St Nicholas of the Cats

A very unusual monastery with some very unusual protectors.

Length: 56 words