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Author:
Barbara Holland
ISBN13:
978-0345361493
ISBN:
0345361490
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Ballantine Books (May 13, 1989)
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Now Barbara Holland offers cat lovers a fascinating, funny, and refreshingly candid look at their feline companions: their history, lore .

Now Barbara Holland offers cat lovers a fascinating, funny, and refreshingly candid look at their feline companions: their history, lore, and secrets, and their complicated relations with people and with each other. Secrets of the Cat is a lively appreciation of cats as we know and love them, with witty analysis and fresh observations about felines both high and low. Here are Winston Churchill’s ginger tom, who attended cabinet meetings; Teddy Roosevelt’s cat, Slippers, who came to dinner; and even the author’s own George II, who was bitten by a mouse and adopted by a blue jay.

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. Библиографические данные. Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend, and Lives.

Secrets of the Cat book. Barbara Holland gets into the details about the history of cats, how they've been perceived, their relationship with humans, why they purr, and medical concerns that occasionally occur. After reading this, I felt I had a much better idea of why cats act the way they do. I can't imagine a room of books wit I've served the feline species for a while now and as such, believed that I knew all there was to know about them. How silly was I. If I can only have one book about cats, this would be the one.

Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend, and Lives. Affectionate yet aloof, intelligent and inquisitive yet dangerously careless, the more-or-less domesticated house cat intrigues us as no other animal can. Now Barbara Holland offers cat lovers a fascinating, funny, and refreshingly candid look at their feline companions:their history, lore, and secrets, and their complicated relations with people and with each other.

Discover Barbara Holland famous and rare quotes. Barbara Holland (1994). Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend, and Lives, Ivy Books.

I love Barbara Holland's books. I live with a cat and identify with each chapter! Ms Holland is no longer with us, so that saddens me. I have enjoyed many of her books and this 'Secrets of the Cat' has me laughing over my own foibles with my own feline.

Barbara Murray Holland (April 5, 1933 – September 7, 2010) was an American author who wrote in defense of. .In 1988 she published The Name of the Cat, a popular book that she updated and reissued as Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend and Lives in 1994, 2002 and 2010.

Barbara Murray Holland (April 5, 1933 – September 7, 2010) was an American author who wrote in defense of such modern-day vices as cursing, drinking, eating fatty food and smoking cigarettes, as well as a memoir of her time spent growing up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, near Washington, . She was born on April 5, 1933, in Washington, .

Now Barbara Holland offers cat lovers a fascinating, funny, and refreshingly candid look at their feline companions: their history, lore .

Barbara Holland (1933-2010) was a writer whose books and articles included history, humor, essays, biography . Barbara was married and divorced several times.

Barbara Holland (1933-2010) was a writer whose books and articles included history, humor, essays, biography, memoirs and children's books. Barbara grew up in Chevy Chase, M. and won the National Scholastic poetry competition two years running while in high school award's history to win it as a junior and, the following year, the first to win it twice. At the end of her life, she suffered from Lyme Disease and cancer. Country of Publication. William Morrow Paperbacks.

What is really going on behind those luminous feline eyes?

Affectionate yet aloof, intelligent and inquisitive yet dangerously careless, the more-or-less domesticated house cat intrigues us as no other animal can. Now Barbara Holland offers cat lovers a fascinating, funny, and refreshingly candid look at their feline companions: their history, lore, and secrets, and their complicated relations with people and with each other.

Secrets of the Cat is a lively appreciation of cats as we know and love them, with witty analysis and fresh observations about felines both high and low. Here are Winston Churchill's ginger tom, who attended cabinet meetings; Teddy Roosevelt's cat, Slippers, who came to dinner; and even the author's own George II, who was bitten by a mouse and adopted by a blue jay. Barbara Holland's warm, vivid speculations on cats' lives and times—on their social, psychic, and mythological legacy, and their impenetrable mysteries—will give readers a delightful cat's-eye view of the world.

  • The early chapters had me chuckling often and hard for the sense of humor the author displayed. Then I got to Chapter 7! That's where the tears began, with the cruelty dealt to cats by humans. But as much by the author's blasé way of describing it. I skipped much of that chapter and skimmed the rest of the book. I should have known in an earlier chapter when the author stated her support of declawing and that it doesn't hurt the cat. Cannot recommend this book.

  • The author begins by describing cats she has and knows. None of my felines have been like hers. Mine greet the guests, love on anyone available, and one even plays a video game on my kindle.
    There is a detailed history of cat lineage and popular attitudes about cats, including torture.
    But the best part of the book for me was the section on health. My cats (and dogs) see their vet at least yearly, and more often as needed. Still there are things you can do at home.

  • Another Barbara Holland triumph! Funny, I always thought of her as a dog person, Just like "Hail to the Chiefs", "The Joy of Drinking", and others, this is part history, part essay, and all enjoyable. What a treasure to read, never dull and always fun. Do yourself a favor and buy all her books, I am.

  • SECRETS OF THE CAT is my all-time favorite book. I am a horse-lover turned cat-lover (cats are easier to care for, and it's rather difficult to cuddle with a horse). I initially thought SECRETS OF THE CAT was just another "how-to" book, until I read Barbara Holland's lyrical prose. The stories are wonderful, some bringing me to tears. After reading her description of "those" cats (as in "I see you have one of those cats; I had one once."), I realized that my cat Hey You was one of "those" cats. They are special indeed. Ms. Holland missed something, however, in the chapter where she discussed famous men and their relationships with cats. She wrote that military men seemed to have an aversion to cats, preferring horses and dogs. Obviously, she was unaware of Marine Maj Gen Smedley Darlington Butler, one of 19 men who received the Medal of Honor twice, and the only one of the 19 who also received the Marine Corps Brevet Medal (awarded to commissioned officers in lieu of the Medal of Honor prior to 1914). My favorite picture of Gen Butler shows him, in his full dress uniform, cuddling his favorite cat on his lap. It proves he had more guts than George Patton!

  • I love Barbara Holland's books. I live with a cat and identify with each chapter! Ms Holland is no longer with us, so that saddens me. I have enjoyed many of her books and this 'Secrets of the Cat' has me laughing over my own foibles with my own feline. A fun read.

  • As a veterinarian, I am particular about books about felines. There is not a single error in this book, which is both humorous and informative. Well done, Ms. Holland!

  • Love ANYTHING that she wrote! I know she has passed away, and with this book my set is complete. I even bought the one about dueling!

  • Love all Cat books. This is very informative