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Quantum Theory for Cats

by Ian Stuart

A debut pamphlet, ideal for readers with ‘a sense of sadness as sharp as their sense of humour.’ [Pre-order, launching 1st December]

After giving a voice to both of Schrödinger’s pets (grumpy, and largely conceptual), Ian Stuart shows us a touching scene after spontaneous tears in Waterstones, moving seamlessly between wit and profundity.

Meanwhile, there are funerals and regrets, a doppelganger gives the author something to aspire to, and we hear stories from the homeless, the bus pass holders, and the unborn. Moving gracefully between humour and tragedy, this is a long-overdue introduction to an intriguing new voice in UK poetry.

Join us for the launch party – from 7pm on the 1st December, at Waterstones York


Ian Stuart was born in Lancashire in 1945, and has lived in Leeds, Manchester, Derbyshire and on the Isle of Man. He worked as a teacher for thirty years, but is now a Ghost Trail Guide in York. His poems have been widely published in Yorkshire-based journals and magazines, and a debut pamphlet, Quantum Theory for Cats, will be published by Valley Press on December 1st.


Edition: First

Date Published: 2017-12-01

ISBN: 9781908853905

Catalogue Number: VP0107

Number of Pages: 36

Cover design by Jamie McGarry

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