Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs


Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs‘ is a superb collection of witty and charming poems about ‘Consequential’ dogs. Originally conceived by T S Eliot as a companion volume to his much-loved ‘Practical Cats’ collection, Christopher Reid brings to life a selection of brilliant, individual dog characters.

Bookwagon is proud to present this clever, empathetic, warm selection of canine poetry to its readers.



Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs

poems by Christopher Reid,  illustrated by Elliot Elam

(Faber & Faber)

Christopher Reid has assembled an ‘Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs’, by way of an affectionate tribute to T S Eliot’s cats. His is a rough and ready bunch: You wouldn’t take them out to lunch…
Faber & Faber published T. S. Eliot’s best-selling collection of practical cat poems over 50 years ago.  It has become one of the most successful poetry collections in the world. Now Christopher Reid, eminent poet, has produced a  companion volume. ‘Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs’ offers poems that are as witty, varied and exquisitely compiled as Eliot’s cats, and great fun – whether you like dogs or not!


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