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

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by Barbara Holland
 

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“Smart, bright, well-written....A book about cats as good as this one is rare.”
Smithsonian

“May be the most elegantly written, witty, perceptive statement about felines ever published.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

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“Smart, bright, well-written....A book about cats as good as this one is rare.”
Smithsonian

“May be the most elegantly written, witty, perceptive statement about felines ever published.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

 

In Secrets of the Cat, author Barbara Holland engagingly explores the lore, legend, and lives of humanity’s much beloved furry companion, the often inscrutable feline. An essential book for every cat lover—and for anyone wishing to understand cat lovers—Secrets of the Cat includes a new introduction by the author.

Editorial Reviews

Mademoiselle
“An absolutely wonderful and sometimes hilarious and always soulful book.”
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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061978043
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Pages:
225
Sales rank:
718,055
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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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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Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend, and Lives 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
chelseakat More than 1 year ago
I read this book some years ago and enjoyed it so much that I gave copies to all my friends for Christmas. So delighted that it will become a permanent part of my nook collection. Miss Holland has a wonderful sense of felines and her stories are charming. Cat and non-cat lovers alike will take a liking to this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey &hearts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a small den on the other side with a orange red glow...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The drop off. If you can manage the distance, you can swim into the ocean, who knows what you will find out here?!