There’s a rat in the kitchen
There’s a rat in the kitchen…
…what are you going to do?
The songlines came to mind as I watched a corn rat explore the garden. It disturbed my pondering how to phrase a statement. A rat out in daylight – not a common phenomenon – it was a beauty so long as it stayed outside and did not try to venture into my kitchen. This was clearly not ‘The Rat’ in The Good Vicar.
5 books mentioning rats
1. Harry Potter – JK Rowling. I can’t say anything about the Potter books. I haven’t read any and won’t likely – my reason: the filming outside the Bodleian Library got in the way of serious historical research (Petty? definitely!)
2. Ratburger – David Walliams. This one had to be included because of its title. Our nickname for Roadhouse burgers in South Africa is ‘ratties’ short for ‘rat burgers’. I should explain: Roadhouses are probably one of the most hygienic food places in RSA because they are inspected so often. This was the result of a perception that they would neglect food preparation standards – and rats were the feared intruder. Ratburgers, are in our opinion, a must have at least once a year (with a lime milkshake). Not into meat? Make a ratburger Sir Chocolate would be proud of,
— Robbie Cheadle (@bakeandwrite) 30 December 2016
3. The Rats – James Herbert. Another I won’t read. This time because it’s horror fiction
4. River Rats – Caroline Stevermer. One I might get to read even though it’s for the younger reader…
5. And I couldn’t resist this one: The complete guide to rat training
Incredible how many books with rat in the tile are for children/young readers.Share