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The Cat's Out of the Bag: Truth and lies about cats (Paperback)
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The Cat's Out of the Bag: Truth and lies about cats (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 05/02/2015
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We cannot get enough of cats: from ancient times they have occupied a special place in many different cultures around the world. They have also generated a fascinating array of words, expressions and observations, as well as poems, books, movies, cartoons and artworks. In this witty and entertaining book, Max Cryer celebrates cats and all they have given to us. He describes the many words and expressions they have inspired, from 'catnip' and 'catwalk' to 'the cat's whiskers' and 'raining cats and dogs', as well as famous cat characters like Garfield, Felix the Cat, The Cat in the Hat and Puss in Boots, songs as varied as 'What's New Pussycat?' and 'The Cats' Duet', and poems like 'The Owl and the Pussycat' and 'Hey Diddle Diddle'. The cats owned by famous celebrities are described, from Elizabeth Taylor's 'Jeepers Creepers' to Dr Johnson's 'Hodge'. In other chapters he explores cats' attributes, the strength of their night vision and sense of smell, their sleep requirements, life expectancy and much more. Surprising facts - and spurious fictions - can be found on almost every page. Everything you ever wanted to know about cats can be enjoyed in this magnificent compendium of a book. It is a delight from beginning to end to be read with one on your lap.

Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 9781921966545
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 243 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 13 mm


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"One need not be an ailurophile to enjoy Cryer's examination of all things cat -- the origins of phrases such as "it's raining cats and dogs," a look at felines' sense of hearing and eating habits, cat fables and cats in music. And an ailurophile? A person who loves cats." - Chicago Tribune


"Exploring fascinating facts about cats as well as celebrating their importance in cultures around the world ...."- NZ Books

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