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Talk to the Tail: Adventures in Cat Ownership and Beyond


Talk to the Tail: Adventures in Cat Ownership and Beyond

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    Available in PDF Format | Talk to the Tail: Adventures in Cat Ownership and Beyond.pdf | English
    Tom Cox(Author)
Following on from Tom's life with six cats in UNDER THE PAW, he now picks up the story in TALK TO THE TAIL, updating readers on what has happened with his feline friends as well as looking back for more confessions about his animal-loving past. Readers of Tom's previous book will be delighted to read what has happened to his six eccentric cats. Why does Janet keep bringing 1980s sweet wrappers into the house? Will 24-hour surveillance of The Bear, using a state-of-the-art cat GPS system, finally solve the mystery of his wanderlust? Tom also writes about his bumbling forays into the remainder of the animal kingdom. He attempts to overcome his crippling fear of horses with disastrous results, chase ostriches in Kenya, put his hand into a tiger's mouth for 0.9 seconds and he meets his 'alter-doggo' -- the spaniel Tom regularly walks who likes to roll around in dead animals. Where will it all end? Will he give in to temptation and get a dog, a goat or even more cats? With this soppy creature-obsessive, anything is possible. Gerald Durrell has lots of family and other animals, but Tom Cox has MY ANIMALS AND OTHER FAMILY.

'A book with a sting in the tail that may give pause to even the most cynical petaphobe' --Mail On Sunday'If you think this very funny book is just about cats, you will be joyfully mistaken. Talk to the Tail also magnificently covers everything from depressed tigers to judgmental horses to mischievous alter ego spaniels to Jon Bon Jovi. I, myself, am allergic to cats, but with Tom's realistic and descriptive powers, I'm definitely not allergic to this book' --Rich Fulcher'Warm, wryly witty, hilariously observed and more often than not, genuinely laugh-out-loud funny' --Easy Living'Even a confirmed and partisan dog person such as myself cannot fail to be charmed by Tom Cox's gently seductive prose and his quirky tales of singular feline behaviour. A delight' --Stuart Maconie 'If you've ever been owned by a cat, you'll love this. Books about animals can be mawkish, but this one is often hilarious, occasionally sad, and full of the strangeness of sharing your life with a loved pet' --Woman's WeeklyHonestly, that title sums it up nicely. Basically, it s a whimsical book about cats that even dog aficionados will love --Metro

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Book details

  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Tom Cox(Author)
  • Simon & Schuster (2012)
  • English
  • 9
  • Science & Nature
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  • By CVMS on 8 January 2011

    Following on from the author's previous book, Under The Paw, this second volume is the continuing story of one young man and his six cats. Where both books score over other feline memoirs (that is the owners' memoirs not the cats'. If my own cats are any guide that'd just be 200 pages of 'Riaow...meep') is that while the narrative is charming (and funny and moving) it is absolutely free of the whimsy that often plagues books about pets. While the cats are delighted in and loved, this is the first time I've come across a feline described in print as 'a complete tool'. Talk To The Tail is about more than cats: A brief list might include - dogs, the strange open spaces of Norfolk, relationships, taxidermy (not cat-related and very funny), and gonzo journalism for the slightly faint-hearted. I read the book in a day. It's beautifully written and very engaging. Ideal if you like cats, but just as good if you like people. If you enjoy Bill Bryson you'll like this. The style differs but the dry humour is somewhat similar: Fewer airmiles and more fur and vole faces though.

  • By Jan B. on 20 April 2017

    Brilliant - cats rule. Laughter all the way through.

  • By elizabeth harries on 20 March 2017

    It was great and showed how he cared for his cats.

  • By Artur Nowrot on 13 September 2017

    Funny and affecting writing about cats and nature.

  • By Shelly on 8 July 2017

    The talk to the tale book is a nicely written book whi h has provided a good read. Thank you

  • By Nicky on 25 February 2015

    A wonderfully amusing book.

  • By judy on 22 October 2015

    great book

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