Wednesday 9 July 2008
Hard Cats: The Prize
Everyone knows about Cat Women; the phenomenon of Cat Men is less widely reported. In Under The Paw, Tom Cox records the chaos of owning six of the most charismatic, idiotic and duplicitous cats in the country. What are the essential rules of disposing of a dead wood pigeon? How do you learn to love your wife's ex's favourite pet?
Tom addresses all these issues and much more, encountering death, depression, flying fur and the first human sentence spoken by a feline along the way. Running through all the maelstrom is the heartbreaking story of his long and chequered relationship with The Bear, his oldest cat: a "painfully sensitive" survivor moggy who may or may not be an evil genius.
"Tom Cox is a very funny writer, and he knows his cats." - Kate Atkinson
"A brilliantly funny and moving book which will act as an antidote to all the soppy, sloppy, spinsterish rubbish written about our feline f(r)iends in recent years." - Julie Burchill
Click HERE to order your copy from amazon.co.uk.