Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend, and Lives

Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend, and Lives

by Barbara Holland, Emily Schilling
     
 

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"Smart, bright, well-written, absorbing and informative...A book about cats as good as this one is rare."
SMITHSONIAN
A lively appreciation of cats from tip to tail, this witty analysis considers everything we think we know about cats, and offers something new, too. Meet cats in high places such as Winston Churchill's ginger tom, who attended cabinet meetings,…  See more details below

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"Smart, bright, well-written, absorbing and informative...A book about cats as good as this one is rare."
SMITHSONIAN
A lively appreciation of cats from tip to tail, this witty analysis considers everything we think we know about cats, and offers something new, too. Meet cats in high places such as Winston Churchill's ginger tom, who attended cabinet meetings, and Teddy Roosevelt's cat, Slippers, who came to dinner. Filled with warm, vivid speculations on their lives and times, their social psychic, mythological legacy, and their impenetrable mysteries, this charming book offers a delightful and loving cat's-eye view of the world to be read and cherished by all their human friends.

Editorial Reviews

Philadelphia Inquirer
“May be the most elegantly written, witty, perceptive statement about felines ever published.”
Smithsonian
“Smart, bright, well-written....A book about cats as good as this one is rare.”
Trenton NJ Times
“Perhaps the best aspect of the book, combined with Holland’s style, is the appropriately low-grade temperature of the cat/human philosophizing—nicely situated between Sartre and Wild Kingdom.”
Mademoiselle
“An absolutely wonderful and sometimes hilarious and always soulful book.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804112765
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Holland's books include Secrets of the Cat, Hail to the Chief, and One's Company. Her articles have appeared in Arts and Entertainment, Country Journal, and Smithsonian. She lives in Bluemont, Virginia.

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