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

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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.

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The more-or-less domestic feline intrigues us as no other animal can. But what is going on behind th....

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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)

“Charming....Will soften the heart of even a certified ailurophobe.” (Publishers Weekly)

“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.” (Trenton NJ Times)

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

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