From cats that loved birds to cats that danced, sang and even saved their owner's lives, this unique collection of feline stories brings together some of the strangest and most endearing tales from the past two centuries – and best of all, the stories are true.
Many of the most intriguing of these tales come from long forgotten books, newspapers and magazines published here, in Europe and America, but they have one thing in common: they all reflect our passion for cats in all their variety – from the tough old farm cat to the pampered Persian. Here you will find cats that looked after dogs (and hedgehogs), cats that became lifeling friends with birds, foxes and even frogs, not to mention cats that learned to ring doorbells and lost cats that travelled hundreds of miles to get home.
Beautifully illustrated by Nicola L Robinson, who also illustrated our companion volume Barking Mad, this is a must for anyone and everyone who has ever owned the Purr... fect pet.
- A delightful collection of short feline stories spanning the last two centuries
- Balanced mix of charming, quirky and true tales that will amuse the reader
- Stories that tap into our passion for cats and can be read in any order
- Delighful illustrations by Nicola L Robinson
- Perfect gift for every cat lover
- Complementary title to Barking Mad
Tom Quinn has written a number of books about the history of the English countryside as well as books on fishing, eccentrics, long walks, railways, early aviation and the First World War. He is the author BB Remembered, the life of children’s author and illustrator Denys Watkins-Pitchford (better known as BB), The World’s Greatest Shooting Stories (978-1-84689-084-0), Heaven Upon Earth (978-1-904057-67-3), The Perfect Cast (978-1-84689-042-0) and Barking Mad (978-1-84689-209-7), all of which were published by Quiller. A keen walker and fisherman he is also the author of Backstairs Billy, a life of the Queen Mother’s favourite page, William Tallon. He writes occasional obituaries for The Times and has edited a number of magazines including The Countryman.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading Endearing, eccentric and extraordinary true stories ISBN 9781846892295 Author Tom Quinn Binding Hardback Extent 216mm x 138mm, 208 pages Illustrations Colour drawings throughout Ebook No
"A collection of true short stories surrounding cats from the past two centuries, this is the purrfect read for cat lovers." — Your Cat
"Love cats? Then you can't help but love this book... This hugely entertaining book is one that can be dipped into at will and is beautifully illustrated by Nicola L Robinson. It really is the perfect stocking filler for Christmas and ought to be on everyone's wish list." — Jacqui Broderick
"I was intrigued when Cat Tales arrived on my desk promising true life tales of cats. The cover of this handsome hardback book is beautifully illustrated by Nicola L Robinson. It’s certainly a book that you can either dip in and out of, or as in my case, read cover to cover over a very entertaining and enjoyable couple of days! The book spans 280 pages and features some beautiful illustrations that capture the quirkiness and charm of our feline friends."— Pet Owner Association (you can read the full article here)
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