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The Cat's Out of the Bag

The Cat's Out of the Bag
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978-1-921966-54-5
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Max Cryer

The Cat's Out of the Bag

Truth and lies about cats

Max Cryer

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.
 
 
Specifications: Paperback | 210 x 135mm | 192 pages
 

About the author:

Max Cryer is a well-known writer, broadcaster and entertainer. In a long career, he has been a schoolteacher, a compere and television host, as well as a performer on the opera stage in London and in cabaret in Las Vegas and Hollywood. Now a full-time writer living in Auckland, he has written many books, including 'Every Dog Has Its Day', 'Who Said That First?', 'Love Me Tender', 'The Godzone Dictionary', 'Preposterous Proverbs' and 'Curious English Words and Phrases'.

Media:

Cat Chat, January 2016


Pet Central, US Blog October 2015

"It’s a fun light-hearted read with some interesting feline-related information that leads to a better understanding of our feline friends and, which in terms of our own personal family felines, can only improve out relationships leading to happier and healthier cats."

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The Cat's on my Head, Blog October 2015

"If you live with cats or have even a smidgen of interest in cats, this is a must read. "

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The Chicago Tribune, October 2015

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The High Life Magazine, May 2015

“Here’s a book for cat lovers and for people who wonder why there are cat lovers.”

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Sydney Morning Herald, March 2015

"definitely a book for cat lovers ... a fun little collection." 

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899 Light FM Interview with Max Cryer, February 2015


Ultra106.5FM Interview with Max Cryer, February 2015

 

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