Friday 20 October 2017

Brilliant Cat Books

We have chosen a selection of cat books, some fictional some biographical, which we hope all lovers of our feline friends will enjoy.

Books from Marilyn Edwards, Linda Jane Smith, Chris Beetles and others.

Some of the books are hardbacked, some paperbacks, some very good second hand copies and others brand new, each described accordingly.

Any of these books will make a great gift for your cat loving friends or a welcome treat for yourself.

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  1. Magnificat by Marilyn Edwards - Paperback - Signed by Marilyn Edwards specially for customers of Erin House.

    Magnificat by Marilyn Edwards - Paperback - Signed by Marilyn Edwards specially for customers of Erin House.

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    £5.99

    “Magnificat” is Marilyn Edwards New beautifully illustrated children's paperback book released 1st June 2013 .

    "From the instant his fingers touched her back the little cat knew the boy was someone she would trust. Homeless and hungry, Magnificat is desperate for someone to take her in, so when she sees a kindness in local boy Ben, she is happy to give herself over to him. But a cat isn’t something Ben wants. He’s got enough problems with a prickly relationship with his mum and an absent father – besides, he’s a dog person. He wants an exuberant, loyal, doting companion, not a gentle, self-contained cat. Magnificat might move into his house, but he doubts she’ll ever find a place in his heart."

    And so unravels a tale of passion and loyalty and love and loss set between the Yorkshire Dales and the Cumbrian Fells. Written for all those in Years Five & Six, followers of Marilyn’s books and all other cat-lovers of any age.

    "Marilyn Edwards is the Queen of Cat Stories. Magnificat is her best book yet, a truthful and touching story of a boy and a cat. It's a real page-turner and totally heart warming" -  Jacqueline Wilson.

    "A smashing story, sure to inspire today's readers to become tomorrow’s cat rescuers" -  Mandy Cotter, Founder of Cat Chat, the Cat Rescue Resource.

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  2. White Chin by Marilyn Edwards - Paperback - Signed by Marilyn Edwards specially for customers of Erin House.

    White Chin by Marilyn Edwards - Paperback - Signed by Marilyn Edwards specially for customers of Erin House.

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    £5.99

    White Chin, The Cat that Walked by his Wild Lone is the story of a cat abandoned by his owners and forced to live in the wild. He must learn to hunt, defend himself in the wild and avoid predators. White Chin gradually moves from the wild back into domestic life courtesy of Kirstie, a farmer's daughter who has been searching for him since she saw him being abandoned.

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  3. The Moon Cottage Cats - Volume Two by Marilyn Edwards - Lightly Used Paperback - Signed by Marilyn Edwards specially for customers of Erin House.

    The Moon Cottage Cats - Volume Two by Marilyn Edwards - Lightly Used Paperback - Signed by Marilyn Edwards specially for customers of Erin House.

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    £4.00

    As a beautiful companion to the much loved “The Moon Cottage Cats” volume One, this second volume is a must read for anyone who delights in Marilyn Edwards’ ability to bring to life her experiences with the feline friends who allow her to live with them.

    Beautifully illustrated throughout by Peter Warner, the last two books in the series, “The Cats on Hutton Roof” and “The Coach House Cats” discuss passion, love, laughter, tenderness and above all, why cats matter.

    This omnibus edition paperback includes the stories “The Cats on Hutton Roof” and “The Coach House Cats”, the final two books from the moon Cottage Quartet.

     “A delight for cat lovers as the Moon Cottage cats go rural” – Celia Haddon

    This is a lightly used copy of the paperback edition in excellent condition.

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  4. The Coach House Cats by Marilyn Edwards - Lightly Used Hardback - Marilyn Edwards has signed this book specially for customers of Erin House.

    The Coach House Cats by Marilyn Edwards - Lightly Used Hardback - Marilyn Edwards has signed this book specially for customers of Erin House.

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    £5.00

    As The Coach House Cats opens it is evident that the time has come to have Pushkin, the Russian Blue tom, and Titus, the ginger moggy queen, neutered. This was indeed the plan for Fannie, the tortoiseshell, but with her longed-for pregnancy well under way it must now be postponed.

    Fannie's due date for her kittens arrives and, in the time honoured tradition of cats and the best laid plans, unexpected problems arise.

    Following this drama, the household finds itself in turmoil again with the arrival of a black Bengal kitten, called Gilly, who massively disrupts the peace of both cats and people resident in The Coach House and sends Fannie in particular spiralling into despair.

    With a fine eye and ear for the world of natural history, Marilyn Edwards is able to write about bird and plant life, and indeed farming and village life in general, with both charm and passion. But as always, it is her observation of cats and their ways that make her books so utterly magical.

    This is a lightly used hard back copy of this "Sold Out" title illustrated by Peter Warner in good condition.

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  5. The Cats on Hutton Roof by Marilyn Edwards - New Hardback - Signed by Marilyn Edwards specially for customers of Erin House.

    The Cats on Hutton Roof by Marilyn Edwards - New Hardback - Signed by Marilyn Edwards specially for customers of Erin House.

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    £8.00

    This is the third book in the moving and true story of what happened to the cats of Moon Cottage.

    The author is happily ensconced within the safe haven of Moon Cottage with her husband, his son and their three cats Fannie, Titus and Pushkin. But things happen to enable a dream to come true for Marilyn and her husband, Michael. A move to the country is on the horizon. However, the stuff that dreams are made of does not always suit the cats in one's life because, as all cat-lovers will recognise, cats hate change.

    As in the earlier books the author combines humour, a little sadness and her own particular brand of enthusiasm while studying the issues raised by cohabiting with felines. In this book she tackles too the problem of realising a dream only to find that the dream is not necessarily the perfection it was imagined to be. Feline bereavement, reproduction, jealousy, passion, love, laughter, tenderness, wildlife in general and in particular village life in Cumbria are all discussed in Marilyn's wonderful and much-loved honest style. Above all she reminds us of the truth of why cats matter.

    "I admire this book even more than its predecessors. I don't think it's exaggerating to say that in some ways it stands comparison with Tarka the Otter. The tone of voice is different, and so is the pace, but the observation and the empathy are of similar quality. And these, I believe, are the most important things in attempts to interpret the animal world to the rest of us" - Geoffrey Moorhouse.

    This is a brand new hardback copy with illustrations by Peter Warner.

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  6. More Cat Tales from Moon Cottage by Marilyn Edwards - Lightly Used Hardback - Marilyn Edwards has signed this book specially for customers of Erin House.

    More Cat Tales from Moon Cottage by Marilyn Edwards - Lightly Used Hardback - Marilyn Edwards has signed this book specially for customers of Erin House.

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    £4.00

    Two young cats, Fannie and Titus, having been born and brought up as devoted sisters in the previously tranquil surroundings of Moon Cottage, suddenly find they have to deal with the vigorous disruption of the usurper Pushkin, a young Russian Blue tom kitten.

    Pushkin establishes his own ground rules for his survival in this female feline fastness, but there are many obstacles to be overcome in the struggle for co-existence amongst the three cats.

    At no point in this narrative, which is at times funny and at others touching, do the cats ever lose their feline integrity. The author, on the one hand, lovingly captures the details of her cats behaviour and examines topics such as feline jealousy, emotional security and the degrees of affection a cat may feel for its human companion and on the other hand raises many of the issues that cat lovers themselves experience, such as the anguish of deciding 'house-cat' or 'free-roaming', the pain of cats going missing, the empathy of nursing a cat through illness and the great privilege of loving and being loved in return by those extraordinary animals who remain among us and yet are not of us.

    This is a lightly used hardback copy of this "Sold Out" title with illustrations by Peter Warner and is in good condition.

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  7. The Cats of Moon Cottage by Marilyn Edwards - New Hardback - Signed by Marilyn Edwards specially for customers of Erin House.

    The Cats of Moon Cottage by Marilyn Edwards - New Hardback - Signed by Marilyn Edwards specially for customers of Erin House.

    Price:

    £8.00

    Funny, poignant and philosophical, The Cats of Moon Cottage celebrates the joys and the heartache of living with cats.

    Beautifully written, it tells the true story of two cats. One is the old, loyal, but independent Septi, very much his own cat, established as lord of his domain within Moon Cottage. The other is Otto, a tiny, delicate tortoiseshell kitten, who joins the household as the story begins and who, for her survival and in a manner particular to her, must set out to win Septi over.

    This wonderful memoir will ring true with all who love cats, and is a testimony and a tribute to that unique and rewarding relationship which exists between humans and their feline companions in which cats, in their splendid complexity, remain among us, but not of us.

    This is a brand new hardback copy of this title illustrated by Peter Warner.

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  8. The Moon Cottage Cats - Volume One by Marilyn Edwards - Lightly Used Paperback

    The Moon Cottage Cats - Volume One by Marilyn Edwards - Lightly Used Paperback

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    £4.00

    This beautiful volume brings together the first two memoirs from Marilyn Edwards' much loved Moon Cottage quartet of books.

    The Cats of Moon Cottage and More Cat Tales from Moon Cottage will ring true with all who love cats and are a testimony and tribute to the unique and rewarding relationship that exists between humans and their feline companions.

    "A vivid honest and observant book about a life with cats, told with charm and wit" - Desmond Morris

    This is a lightly used copy of the paperback edition in excellent condition.

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  9. Gourmet Cats by Linda Jane Smith - New Paperback

    Gourmet Cats by Linda Jane Smith - New Paperback

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    £5.00

    Linda Jane Smith, whose great pictures are collected around the world, has produced a visual feast for cat lovers for many years.

    The 31 page softback book “Gourmet Cats” is a collection of beautiful and charming colour illustrations accompanied by witty verses. Festive cats, greedy cats and contented cats are just some of the feline fancies in Gourmet Cats.

    This childrens book with large print and brilliant pictures makes great bedtime reading.

    This is a brand new softback book first published in 1993.

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  10. The Cats' Wedding by Linda Jane Smith - Lightly Used Hard Back Book

    The Cats' Wedding by Linda Jane Smith - Lightly Used Hard Back Book

    Price:

    £8.00

    Suki is the most sophisticated cat in town. She can trace her line back to Noah’s Ark ! She sleeps on a silk cushion, she eats three course meals (fish, meat and chocolate mouse) and her left overs are given to the dog.

    Barney is an alley cat. He fights for his dinner and he really enjoys the fish heads and other scraps because he earns them.

    One day Barney ventures into Suki’s garden. When they meet it is love at first sight.Suki is the most beautiful thing Barney has ever seen, Barney is, in Suki’s eyes a real cat – a cats cat. But the course of love is never smooth but as cats always land on their feet so, in the end, love conquers all and the marriage of Suki and Barney is the wedding of the year !

    This childrens book has 31 pages with large print and brilliant pictures and makes great bedtime reading.

    This book was published in 1989 and has had only light use and is in good condition.

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