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A Cat Lover S Miscellany

Author : Mike Darton
ISBN : 1905695888
Genre : Pets
File Size : 34.36 MB
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Schott’s Original Miscellany was a publishing phenomenon. It sired a host of sequels and parodies. But no matter how patiently and for how many years they waited, the potential feline readership was overlooked. Until now. A Cat-Lover’s Miscellany is how the original would have appeared had its creator been an obsessive cat owner. Or, indeed, a very curious cat. It parodies the randomness of entry and stylishness of design of the original, but is created entirely for cats and their obedient owners and admirers. The result is an irresistible outpouring of feline facts, embracing the essential, the trivial, the intriguing, and the extraordinary. Named in tribute to the Clintons’ White House moggy (and every other cat that inherited the presidential moniker), this is the perfect laptop or coffee-table book to give as a gift for cat lovers. Herein you will discover such treats as Sir Isaac Newton’s invention of the cat flap or kitty door; the origins and popularity of cat names; the power of catmint; how long cats spend asleep each day; T.S. Eliot’s Practical Cats; and the famous Chopin waltz that was in fact composed by the composer’s cat.
Category: Pets

Cats Miscellany

Author : Lesley O'Mara
ISBN : 9781843177593
Genre : Pets
File Size : 52.98 MB
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Cats' Miscellany is the definitive book on cats: covering everything from mythical legends to more practical advice on handling and training, as well as biological and physiological information, this compendium delivers a treat for cat lovers everywhere. If you've ever wanted to know just how far a cat will go to stay with its owner, or which famous historical figures were owned by their cats, then this is the book for you. Arranged as a true miscellany, this book is a box of delights that can be read from start to finish or dipped into as the reader pleases, celebrating every age of humankind's subservience to feline domestic domination.
Category: Pets

Disgusting Things A Miscellany

Author : Don Voorhees
ISBN : 9781440631092
Genre : Humor
File Size : 33.7 MB
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A collection of extreme, gross-out, cringe-worthy? and irresistible?trivia. How long does the human head remain conscious after decapitation? What fish communicates by farting? What birds use vomit and poop as weapons? What worm lives in your intestine and may crawl out your nose? What is ?liquid cat?? What historical figure drank the ashes of her dead husband? What men can tie their penises into knots? From trivia expert Don Voorhees, Disgusting Things: A Miscellany is the ultimate book of outrageous, revolting, and repugnant trivia, a collection of equally upsetting and intriguing facts that will leave the reader grossed out?and wanting more.
Category: Humor

Cat Miscellany

Author : Max Cryer
ISBN : 184454169X
Genre : Pets
File Size : 44.71 MB
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Did you know that the Bible doesn’t mention cats at all? Do you know why we think theynbsp;cats nine lives?nbsp;Do you knownbsp;much of classic literature refers to cats, and what the great writers have to say about them? InCat Miscellany,all the notable cat references and expressions in the English language have been gathered together to provide an amusing and informative compendium for cat lovers.
Category: Pets

The Arden Shakespeare Miscellany

Author : Jane Armstrong
ISBN : 9781408139172
Genre : Drama
File Size : 88.22 MB
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A gem of a reference book covering everything you could possibly want to know about Shakespeare between two handsome covers. Entries are quite short and range from "What did Shakespeare look like?", "Shakespeare on Film" and lists of compliments, oathes, lovers' vows and boys and girls names. There is an entry for each play too, summarising its plot and outlining major characters and themes. Details are given of the debates surrounding Shakespeare's identity, the known and fanciful facts of his life, and descriptions of the theatres in which he worked and the acting companies of which he was a member. A wealth of information and insight, both useful and entertainingly trivial, make this miscellany a book to satisfy students, buffs and bluffers alike.
Category: Drama

For The Love Of A Cat

Author : David St John Thomas
ISBN : 9781775590125
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 78.82 MB
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Few people can appreciate the joy that being owned by a cat brings better than David St John Thomas — the latest in a long line of publishers and authors to pay homage to the very special cats who have entered their busy lives. This is a book for everyone who really cares about cats. Vividly written, sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted, anyone who has fallen for a cat, however much against their better judgement, is bound to find it uplifting. While cat people are nice (Hitler couldn’t stand them!), the real heroes in this book are naturally the cats themselves. A rich portfolio of feline characters — including the author’s own cats — step off the page, or perhaps lie curled in seductive curves on it, so vividly that you can feel their fur and hear their purr! Rich in entertaining anecdotes and asides, For the Love of a Cat will enhance every cat owner’s understanding of their feline friend and remind them again and again just how lucky they are to share their lives with this most fascinating of creatures.
Category: Biography & Autobiography