03/09/2013 10:59 am ET

Cats In Books Featured In 'Puss In Books'

If books are the precursor to the internet, is it any wonder that they're filled with cats? From Egyptian tomb walls to Thai manuscripts, if there's one thing guaranteed to make readers happy, it's some cat pictures. Puss in Books ($14.95, British Library - distributed by University of Chicago Press) looks at the history of feline images in literature.

Here's a selection of some of the caterature: