News & Reviews

News & Reviews


* BBC America: 10 Ways to Celebrate 200 Years of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice #10. Spin-Offs and Mashups: There are many, many spin-offs and parodies of Pride and Prejudice; from cat crossovers like Pride and Prejudice and Kitties: A Cat-Lover’s Romp through Jane Austen’s Classic by Pamela Jane and Deborah Guyol.

News & Reviews*  Huffington Post Pride and Prejudice and Kitties slide-show

*  “We give you Jane Austen and cats, and that means we’re in it for the long haul ” – The American Library Association’s Booklist Online

“Forget zombies, Jane Austen + kitties = brilliance-” The Daily Dot

 Featured on All Things Austen, a Wall Street Journal celebration of the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice.

* Book Reimagines Pride and Prejudice from a cat’s point of view Now that they’ve taken over the Internet, cats are sinking their claws into classic literature. MNN (Mother’s Nature Network

* “Pride and Prejudice and Kitties is a lighthearted labor of love aimed at pure amusement…everyone…can chuckle over a fat Siberian kitty in tartan and lace” – Willamette Week

* “Pamela Jane and Portlander Deborah Guyol are the latest to mash up a beloved tale with an improbable situation…Pride and Prejudice and Kitties: A Cat-Lover’s Romp Through Jane Austen’s Classic tells the story from a cat’s point of view.” –

*  “I was hooked at the first line: ‘Netherfield Park is marked at last!’ A unique, cleverly written, and utterly hysterical re-telling of Pride and Prejudice. Presented with reverence to the classic novel, Pride and Prejudice and Kitties is humorous and witty in a style reminiscent of the original. Miss Austen would approve!” —Sharon Lathan, best-selling author of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One,,

*  “If you’re a Jane Austen fan, or a fan of furries, you’re going to fall in love with this book…Janeites will love the photos that include little head-nods to other Pride and Prejudice and Jane Austen references – such as the Jane Austen for Dummies book in one photo and the Jane Austen figurine in another. Finding these throughout was a joy.” – The Bennet Sisters Blog.

* “The cat photos and captions add whimsy to the book…similar to LOL Catz and the Internet… Cat lovers will enjoy the quirky tale.” – Portland Book Review

*  Pride and Prejudice and Kitties“…has a lot of lolcat style pictures that I really enjoyed. It’s a cute book and actually is one of the first mash-up books that I’ve actually read. I could see this book being a fun gift for the cat or animal lover in your life…Overall, this was a pretty cute book.” Paperblog

* “Written for clever literature-lovers and fanatic feline-obsessives alike, Pamela Jane’s “Pride and Prejudice and Kitties” is a fun and furry re-telling of Jane Austen’s classic. This hilarious hardcover, which stars a cast of cat characters, includes several color cat photographs - framed with captions from Austen – per chapter, all captured by photographer Deborah Guyol. Curl up on the couch with your pet and enjoy this ‘purr’-fect 202-page volume!”

*I wanted to hug the authors of this book! It combines two of my favorite things: Austen and cats! Seemingly, the much loved Pride & Prejudice characters are all cats who behave as regency humans. They enjoy balls, having a “Fancy feast,” and activity seek a mate with good papers and comfortable satin pillows. Mr. Darcy is a fancy breed with 10,000 mice a year, while Lizzy is a country cat.

The book follows the spirit of P & P well, and also includes the original text. LOLcat-esque cat photos are also included in the chapters. Vonze’s Reader Blog


Author Interviews

Pamela Jane in The Intelligencer and Bucks County Courier


Note from Pamela:  Don’t look at the photo of me — look at my kitty, Noelle!

Deborah Guyol in The Oregonian:

…["this is] a world where kitties pounce upon pianos and prance around drawing rooms, and “as every cat knows, a handsome young tom in possession of his own territory must be in want of a mate.” –  The Oregonian


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“Pride and Prejudice has gone to the…cats.

For all of you who hate LOLAustens because of the illiterate LOLcat-speak (but that’s what makes them funny), well, no one can complain that they can’t understand the captions on THESE kitty pictures. Children’s book author Pamela Jane has put together a website that combines cute kitty pictures with captions from Pride and Prejudice.

We know our Gentle Readers are waiting for the Editrix to whip out the Cluebat on this one, but…it’s actually rather amusing, and done with an obvious tongue in cheek. If it had been earnest or unfunny, it wouldn’t have worked. But this kind of rolls in its absurdity as a cat does in catnip.”—

“…Hilarious”—Carol Moss, JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America) Web Site Manager