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Casper the Commuting Cat

Casper the Commuting Cat

The True Story of the Cat who Rode the Bus and Stole our Hearts

  • Author: Susan Finden
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0857200097
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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Casper became a national celebrity when newspapers ran the story of the amazing cat that regularly took the No. 3 bus on 11-mile journeys around his home town, Plymouth, in Devon. While his devoted owner, Susan Finden, had wondered where her elusive pet was disappearing to each day, Casper was brightening the lives of countless commuters as they went about their business. Bus drivers, too, were getting well-acquainted with Casper, and notices went up in their depot alerting staff that a very special passenger might board their vehicle. In fact, he became a mascot for the bus company, and pictures of him and Susan adorned No. 3 buses. When Casper was sadly killed by a car in early 2010 messages of sympathy flooded in from places as far a field as Australia and Argentina. It quickly became clear that Casper and his remarkable story had touched the lives of so many people around the world. Movingly told by the owner who loved him dearly, Casper the Commuting Catis the touching story of a very special black-and-white cat who rode the bus and stole our hearts.

Felix the Railway Cat

Felix the Railway Cat

  • Author: Kate Moore
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1405929790
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 272
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It will make you laugh and it will make you cry: Felix The Railway Cat is the extraordinary tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat. 'The global sensation' Daily Telegraph When Felix arrived at Yorkshire's Huddersfield Train Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as 'Senior Pest Controller', Felix is much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. Felix changes lives in surprising ways. She is always ready to leap into action and save the day: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. So when tragedy hits the team at Huddersfield, it is only Felix who can pull them back together. But a chance friendship with a commuter that she waits for her on the platform every morning finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom . . . Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK (registered charity 1005541, SC039332).

Full Steam Ahead, Felix!

Full Steam Ahead, Felix!

Adventures of a Railway Cat

  • Author: Kate Moore
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • ISBN: 9780241364819
  • Category:
  • Page: 272
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The Railway Cat

The Railway Cat

  • Author: Phyllis Arkle,Susannah Harker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780754071464
  • Category: Alfie (Fictitious character)
  • Page: N.A
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Alfie lives at the station - he's the railway cat. Everyone loves Alfie, except for Hack, the new porter. He thinks Alfie is just a big nuisance, but when Alfie gets kidnapped and taken to London, even old Hack wants him back.

Able Seacat Simon

Able Seacat Simon

The Wartime Hero of the High Seas

  • Author: Lynne Barrett-Lee
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471151832
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Inspired by a true story, this is the fictional reimagining of 'Able Seacat' Simon's adventures and heroics in dangerous wartime seas. Simon is discovered in the Hong Kong docks in 1948 and smuggled on board the H.M.S Amethyst by a British sailor who takes pity on the malnourished kitten. The young cat quickly acclimates to his new water-borne home, establishing himself as the chief rat-catcher in residence while also winning the hearts of the entire crew. Then the Amethyst is ordered to sail up the Yangtze to take over the guarding of the British Embassy, and tragedy strikes as the ship comes under fire from Communist guns. Many of the crew are killed and Simon is among those who are seriously wounded. Luckily, with the help of the ship's doctor, the brave cat makes a full recovery and is soon spending time with the injured men in the sick bay, purring and keeping their spirits up. News of Simon's heroism spreads and he becomes famous world-wide - but it is still a long journey back to England for both the crew and the plucky little cat known as 'Able Seacat Simon'…

Bertie the Blitz Dog

Bertie the Blitz Dog

  • Author: Libby Parker
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1405928212
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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As bombs rain from the skies, can Bertie the Blitz dog find a safe home? Pampered pooch Bertie's owner has passed away. Cold, alone and scared, he's now a stray on London's streets. With a terrible war on, the city is bombed nightly. While rationing has left people starving. It is a dangerous time to have four legs and no owner. So when Bertie meets one special little boy, he thinks he has a chance to find a new home and happiness amidst the rubble. But Bertie - a small dog with the very big heart - knows it'll take all his courage to keep himself and his new friends safe . . . Hopeful, heart-warming and fun, Bertie the Blitz Dog is perfect for fans of Alfie the Doorstep Cat and A Street Cat Named Bob

Bodacious: the Shepherd Cat

Bodacious: the Shepherd Cat

  • Author: SUZANNA. CRAMPTON
  • Publisher: HarperElement
  • ISBN: 9780008275846
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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BODACIOUS: THE SHEPHERD CAT is a heart-warming and charming tale in which Bodacious tells us about life as The Shepherd Cat on Black Sheep Farm. 'I am Bodacious, The Shepherd Cat , and this is my story. I wasn't always called Bodacious. I must have been called something else in my kitten-hood in the nearby city of Kilkenny, but it's all a bit of a mystery to My Human. As far as she's concerned, I appeared one day and have never left. It's a secret I plan to keep.' Written from the perspective of Bodacious the cat, this is a beautifully written memoir of Bodacious's life on the farm and everything that entails - early mornings, frosty starts, beautiful sunrises, adventurous rare-breed Zwartbles sheep, hard work, entertaining animals, mouth-watering food, kind people and idyllic country living with its highs and lows. The Shepherd often tells Bodacious her favourite story of how she went out to buy red ribbon to wrap a gift for her friend, but instead came home with a gift for herself: a daring, assertive, ambitious cat looking for a home. But soon The Shepherd realises she needs Bodacious as much as he needs her. As soon as he arrives, Bodacious saunters around the farm like he owns the place and immediately establishes himself as Top Cat. But Bodacious isn't content to pad round the house and curl up by the Aga, and soon he befriends a farm cat called Oscar who trains him in the ways of the farm. As well as Oscar, Bodacious gets to know all the other animals on the farm -- cats Miss Marley and Ovenmitt, the scruffy border collie/fox terrier-cross called Pepper, and The Big Fellow, to name a few. With wonderful characterisation, humour, sharp observation, and a plucky attitude, Bodacious shows us the ropes of Black Sheep Farm. As we soak in the atmosphere of the house, the orchards and the fields, we also learn how this Top Cat Shepherd got his name - by being 'Big, bold, beautiful, bolshie', as his Shepherd always says...

The Larry Diaries: Downing Street - The First 100 Days

The Larry Diaries: Downing Street - The First 100 Days

  • Author: Larry the Cat
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0857207717
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 224
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It was the brazen cheek of the huge rat running across the front of No 10 on a live TV news broadcast that galvanised the government into action. Meetings were held at the highest level and, barely a week later, on 15 February 2011, Larry the tabby cat arrived in Downing Street to make his mark as the new rodent bouncer in residence. A secret source quickly made contact and has been working closely with Larry ever since to get the full story - in diary form - of his first 100 days in the job. In a swift-moving narrative that pits Larry against the evil King Rat and his legion of cheese-eaters, our hero still finds time to spill the beans on what life with Sam and Dave is really like. With the economy in crisis and anarchy on the streets of London, Larry has to use all his smarts to outwit the enemy and earn his keep. Gaining privileged access to Sam Cam's iPad he uses Google Maps to surpass the rats' knowledge of the local area. With a Royal Wedding on the horizon and a revolving door of visiting dignitaries to contend with, Larry is able to take a wry look at the machinations of coalition power that lurk behind the big black door.

The Trainable Cat

The Trainable Cat

A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat

  • Author: John Bradshaw,Sarah Ellis
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465096492
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 352
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A New York Times Bestseller "I have to hand it to Bradshaw and Ellis: Once you suss out their basic cat-training philosophy, their methods totally work." --Slate We often assume that cats can't be trained, and don't need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show that cats absolutely must be trained in order to enrich the bond between pet and owner. Full of training tips and exercises--from introducing your cat to a new baby to helping them deal with visits to the vet--The Trainable Cat is the essential cat bible for cat owners and lovers. "I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works."--Times (UK)

The Cat Owner's Manual

The Cat Owner's Manual

Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice on Lifetime Maintenance

  • Author: David Brunner,Sam Stall
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • ISBN: 9781931686877
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 222
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A beginner's guide to cat care and ownership. Answers hundreds of frequently asked questions by Veterinarian Dr. David Brunner.

Caring for a Cat with Chronic Kidney Disease

Caring for a Cat with Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Author: Sarah Caney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781908583017
  • Category: Cats
  • Page: 68
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Cats of the National Trust

Cats of the National Trust

  • Author: Amy Feldman
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1911358642
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: N.A
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From Sir Winston Churchill to Ellen Terry; Beatrix Potter to Vita Sackville-West: many of the National Trust’s former residents were cat-lovers. Cats of the National Trust explores these feline fanatics and the animals (or animal objects) with which they filled their homes. Each entry includes gorgeous photos and accompanying text describing the collection item, person or animal in the photo and their relevance to the Trust. In Cats of the National Trust, we’ll meet Sir Winston Churchill, who requested that a marmalade cat with a white bib and four white socks should always be in (comfortable) residence at Chartwell, Kent. Thomas Hardy’s ‘Snowdove’ is buried at Max Gate, Dorset; Hardy wrote ‘Last Words to a Dumb Friend’ in eulogy. Discover Victorian actress Ellen Terry, who transported ‘Boo-boo’ between her homes in London and Smallhythe, Kent, and Betty Hussey, who crammed Scotney Castle full of feline objects; its current occupant, a cat named Betsy, can sometimes be found roaming the halls. Together with modern-day examples, Cats of the National Trust is an amusing and heart-warming guide to National Trust pets – and the people who revered them.

Catify to Satisfy

Catify to Satisfy

  • Author: Jackson Galaxy,Kate Benjamin
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee
  • ISBN: 0399176993
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 272
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"Tried and true strategies from Catification Nation"--Cover.

My Journey So Far

My Journey So Far

  • Author: Andrew White
  • Publisher: Lion Books
  • ISBN: 0745970184
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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Andrew White is something of a legend: a man of great charm and energy, whose personal suffering has not deflected him from his role as one of the world’s most trusted mediators and reconcilers. Andrew grew up in London. As a child and young man he was frequently ill, but his considerable intelligence meant that his studies did not suffer. He set his heart on becoming an anaesthetist, an ambition he achieved, only to be called to Anglican ministry. Since ordination he has had a considerable role in the work of reconciliation, both between Christian and Jew and between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim. Often in danger, and frequently in pain from multiple sclerosis, he has nevertheless been able to mediate between opposing extremes. He is trusted by those who trust very few.

Larry, the Chief Mouser

Larry, the Chief Mouser

And Other Official Cats

  • Author: Christopher Day
  • Publisher: Pitkin Unichrome, Limited
  • ISBN: 9781841657615
  • Category:
  • Page: 24
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For 200 years the government has used cats to rid their buildings of mice. For a long time the animals remained unofficial, but then in the 1930s government departments started to apply to the treasury for a feline upkeep allowance. The cats thus became 'official' members of government and, as it turned out, well loved.There are many funny stories linked to these cats: Home Office cat 'Peter the Great' became a celebrity in 1958 when the public issued concerns that he wasn't being paid enough; Peter's successor, unusually a female Manx cat, was considered to have a 'diplomatic background' and thus gained a pay rise! More recent cats include Chief Mouser Larry, who appeared at David Cameron's resignation speech, and the Foreign Office cat Palmerston, who has a substantial Twitter following.Including letters and memos held by The National Archives, plus photographs of the cats themselves, this book takes a fresh approach to what goes on at Whitehall.

Rescue Cats

Rescue Cats

Portraits & Stories

  • Author: Susannah Maynard
  • Publisher: Amherst Media
  • ISBN: 9781682033449
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 128
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Indulge your passion for cat rescue with the heartwarming portraits and anecdotes in this book.

The Radium Girls

The Radium Girls

The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

  • Author: Kate Moore
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1492649368
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! "the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."—NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...

The Way We Live Now

The Way We Live Now

  • Author: Anthony Trollope
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853262555
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 776
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The author paints a picture as panoramic as his title promises, of the life of 1870s London, the loves of those drawn to and through the city, and the career of Augustus Melmotte.