Main : animals, anthology, autobiography, cats
210 x 210 mm
Jan Fook, Renate Klein, Susan Hawthorne (eds.)
A sister volume to the internationally successful A Girl's Best Friend, this book explores the relationships between women and their cats- or more aptly, cats and their women.
There are cats of all colours and sizes - from the city, the farm, the bush; cats who can open fridges, sign contracts, and cats-in-drag. They get stuck in strange places and survive amazing ordeals. Some disappear only to return mysteriously; others live on as most treasured memories. They entertain, amuse, frustrate and delight us; they tug at our hearts and offer insight into our lives.
Cat Tales: The Meaning Of Cats In Women's Lives is a delightful collection of writing from women and girls all around the world, accompanied by beautiful photographs of their feline friends.
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‘I have bought it for a loved one. Greater endorsement hath no man.’Stephen Downes, The Canberra Times
‘Any cat-loving woman will adore this collection of photographs and stories about women and their beloved cats. Through their cats, we learn about the women, some saved from loneliness and depression, others heartened and comforted by these miraculous animals.’Readings Summer Reading Guide
‘Cat Tales is delightful. It is funny, poignant, thoughtful and sad - and is a very good book to own. I would recommend this book for all cat lovers (and maybe even the feline-phobic among us).’Ruth Wykes, Women Out West
Table of Contents
Section One CATachievers
Lin Van Hek Mrs Black: A True Cat Story
Diane Fahey Window Cats
Lorraine Williams Climbing Roofs
Suzanne Bellamy Burmese Days
Melinda Tankard Reist The Mother Cats
June Kant Castaway
Annabel Fagan Daffodil Goes to the Gym
Helen Litchfield Two and Two
Cathie Dunsford Pele Aloha
Caroline Taylor Tiki: The Tale of a Truly Amazing Cat
Beryl Fletcher Hecate the Horrible: The Thirteenth Cat
Section Two CATalogues
Thelma Solomon Thelma’s Cats
Susan Wiseheart Losing Familiars
Bronwyn Whitlocke Eccentrics
Caz Brown Enlightment from a Cat Born at the Lighthouse
Susan Hawthorne In the Year of the Cat
Kate Munro Feline Friends
Emma Inturatana Rice and Pranee Liamputtong Christie Our Black (and White) Cat
Bronwyn Winter Cats in Drag and Other Felines
Cheryl Osborne My Life, My Love, My Art, My Cats
Alexandra Rees The Family Kittens and Cats
Barbara Becker, Jan Weate and Sal Hampson From Eric
Sandy Jeffs The Life of Brian and Badger
Jan Thorburn Ralphie Boy
Heather McPherson Angel or Bird?
Dahlia Levy A Cat’s Best Friend
Beth Burrows Gestures
Margaret Young k.d.: The Cat Who Knew Her Place
Janine Le Couteur Yoshi
Jill Wilson Cat Burglar
Coral Hull The Feral Cats
Dawn Osborne The End of the Cat Door
Ellen Redding Kaler Attacked Cat —9/11/01
Lyn McConchie And So Do Cats
Sandra Schüerle Fussl: A Very Special Cat
Sheryl Topperwien Paris
Section Four CATalysts
Evelyn Moseley Gryphon
Lesley Higgs and Jenny Kelly The Boys
Liselotte Lässig Cats Leaving Paw Prints on My Heart
Marilyn Mitchell Giving Life Purr-Puss
Claire Pickard Allergy
Conchita Fonseca Orange Biscuit
Fide Erken Little Cats’ Melody—Kü.ük Kedilerin Melodisi
Lucy Sussex Monkey
Anne Quain Gypsy
Alison Ritter Milk
Jacqueline Crompton Ottaway Anna
Karen Atkinson Myfanwy
Patricia Best The Departure
Lavender Home is Where My Cat Lives—Or Tabby Consistency
Deb Doyle Minnie and Me
Susan Wills A Cat by Any Other Name
Finola Geraghty Go On Mom—You Can Do It!
Diane Helliker Serendipity
Heather Cameron Mother-Cat
Section Five CATacombs
Bridget Musters Familiar
Cath McNaughton Cats Do Go to Heaven
Maika Greene After
Terry Wolverton Artistry
Jo Stavros Pusscat Darling
Suniti Namjoshi Deaf Eurydice
Kerry Greenwood Kari
Margaret Fearn Misty-eyed
Martha Davidson Annapurna’s Absence
Lesley Fowler Casting Spells For Cats
Section Six AristoCATs
Cathy Saba The Luxury of Cats
Patricia Sykes Cat, cat and cat
Di Brown The Man of the House
Elizabeth Dias Paean for Psyche
Koa Whittingham Says Woman to Cat
Ruth Blaikie Zen and the Art of Human Resource Management…
Aileen Kelly Aubade
Rose Kizinska Koci Mama (Cat’s Mother)
Coralie McLean What’s in a Name?
rebecca anderson familiar
Nancy Winters Ned
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