Friday 30 November 2018

Feline Fiction on Fridays #82 at Amber's Library featuring **A Tale of Two Kitties** by Nick Harding

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With Amber ~ The Best Library Kitty in the entire Mewton~Clawson Parish

Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

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Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome once again, to my private library

I've had another exceptionally busy week in the library, I decided that the books needed a bit of a rearrange, but then I couldn't find anything so I had to put them all back in their original places! MOL

In other news I've had furry stern wurds with the P.A. regarding all our Bionic Basil Adventures as she's just not turning them into books quick enough, I mean she's only got to edit seven and I can't see what the hold-up is.

The P.A. replied, "Seriously Amber, do you think I'm Super Woman?" 

I thought about this fur a moment and then said, "Can mew see if the real Super Woman is available? Then at least we'd get the books done in supurr quick time!"

 The P.A. answered with a chuckle. "Great idea as I have no time at all right now, so I'll tell you what, you get Super Woman to edit the entire series, then find an agent and publisher while I do the day job... I know you can make it all happen Amber."

Can mew believe that? Me either, mew just can't get the staff, not like in the good old days, where staff would only be too grateful to undertake any task, any time! 

So it would appear that little moi now has to find an editor, agent and publisher, so if any of mew fab kitties can point me in the right direction that would be pawesome.

In fact, I wunder if there's a publisher here in Mewton-Clawson, I must make enquiries... and on that note, I think it's time to share this weeks book.

This week I'm sharing

A Tale of Two Kitties:

2 cats, 1 man and a great big life-changing adventure


Nick Harding

**Furstly I have to let mew all know that I was given a free copy of this book in exchange fur a fair review**

Here's the book blurb:

Nick Harding was neither (although, if he had to pick a side he would have chosen the canines, on account of his cat allergies). Then he fell in love with a mad cat lady who forced exuberant kitten Alvin, on him, and the adventure began. 
A Tale of Two Kitties is the story of Nick's unlikely trajectory from cat hater to reluctant cat owner and finally to cat lover, via a global investigation of the weirdly fascinating domestic cat world. Nick embarks on a journey of discovery on which he investigates how cats came to rule the world. 
The story surfs the kitty zeitgeist and takes the reader on a global odyssey through cat history and the modern-day cult of the kitty. From hipsters using cats to take over the internet, to the richest cat in the world; Nick's personal cat journey explains how felines have risen to replace dogs as man's best friend. It's full of fascinating insights about cat behaviour, cat history and cat evolution. 

Nick lives and breathes cats, all in an effort to understand the true essence of his own badly-behaved moggies. It's a memoir, an escapade, an anthology and a social, natural and cultural history that takes the reader on a romp through our cat planet.

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Now, what did I think to A Tale of Two Kitties?  Well fur a dude who was a CCH [Certified Cat Hater] and ACA [Avid Cat Avoider], I give him top marks fur his total conversion to full immersion into the wurld and joy of cats - way to go dude, I bet mew wished mew'd entered our realm years earlier! MOL

But seriously this book is really funny in places, the authors' back story had me laughing so much.  He's a top journalist wurking fur many of the Newspapers we read each day here in the UK.

Now mew know I hate to spoilerize anything but I'm going to share a couple of tidbits; on one assignment he dressed as a wizard when interviewing The High Priest of British White Witches, he even had a broomstick and cuddly owl toy, and another time he had an assignment at the furst British nudist hotel [seriously I didn't know there was such a thing] where he played nude ping-pong with the hotel's owner! OMC #Truestory MOL!!!

So how did a CCH become a FFF [Full Feline Fancier]?  Appurrently it was all because of love, that and his gurlfriends absolute and unequivocal INSISTENCE that they get a cat, and the cat in question was called Alvin.  Alvin was quite the character and definitely a kitty with determination and a big purrsonality.  Then a while later, along came Barry, who loves a good game of fetch and is really quite the kitty, he even entered a cat show!

Alongside the main story, there's some really great info too as the author explores many avenues of cat culture and history on his purrsonal journey into full CATDOM.

And I know mew're wanting to know, would I recommend this to mew?

In a wurd, yes I would, I think it's highly entertaining and would be a purrfect Sunday afternoon read.

And just before I pop off, I'd like to say a special thanks to Mirror Books fur sending me a copy of, A Tale of Two Kitties.

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  • Print Length: 217 pages
  • Publisher: Mirror Books; 1 edition (11 Oct. 2018)

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I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think?

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Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew. And don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page, plus if mew'd like an exclusive Library Card fur speshal access to my library, just email me at:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

Happy reading or listening until next time


Amber xox

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  1. That was a really good review sweet Amber, we've heard that is a really good book.

  2. What an awesome book and a nice twist to the normal books. It is great when a moggle gets to love cats, they get so much excitement and love that they never knew existed. Lovely review!

    1. Hi Erin, so glad mew enjoyed the review and this is definitely one fur the Palace library! Purrs Amber xox

  3. That was a great review Amber. Of course the author became a kitty lover. How could he not?

  4. The journey from cat avoider to cat daddy is always a great story!

    1. Hiya MK, BC & EM, guys you'd really enjoy this one! Purrs Amber xox

  5. Tremendous review Amber. Ours goes up next week and we are delighted you like it!

    I am late catching up with the PetParade, sorry!

    1. Hiya Dash Kitten Crew, so glad mew liked todays review, can't wait to read yours! Purrs Amber xox

  6. This sounds great. I just added it to my Goodreads list. I love reading of people converting to cat lovers. Did you know I never had a cat until I got married? XO

    1. Hey guys, oh excellent, I know mew won't be disappointed with this at all! Really, is that true, well I neffur knew that! MOL Purrs Amber xox

  7. Amber you always provide us with interesting books to read. We especially love cat stories.

  8. Hiya Herms & Dori, I do try to keep mew all entertained with the latest kitty reads! MOL Purrs Amber xox


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