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Cat Tales

ISBN: 9781846892295

Author: Tom Quinn    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

A beautifully produced hardback featuring a unique collection of extraordinary, whimsical and sometimes bizarre but true stories. Many of the best and most intr...


A beautifully produced hardback featuring a unique collection of extraordinary, whimsical and sometimes bizarre but true stories. Many of the best and most intriguing stories, some of which date back to the early 19th Century, have been discovered in long-forgotten books and magazines, but all reflect our enduring passion for man’s feline friend. Stories include everything from the cat that saved its canary friend by seizing the canary in its mouth, to the cat that nursed a ‘missing’ leveret, to the sagacity of Miss P’s adopted feline friend who foiled a burglary and last but not least, Miss Deb’s (the family cat) who knocks on the door for prompt attention became as well known to the servant as that of any other member of the family, and, no doubt to Miss Deb’s great satisfaction, it usually met with prompt attention! A delightful collection of short feline stories spanning the last two centuries Balanced mix of charming, quirky and true tales that will amuse the reader Stories that tap into our passion for cats and can be read in any order Delighful illustrations by Nicola L Robinson Perfect gift for every cat lover


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 29-07-2016


$45.00
Great Angling Disasters

ISBN: 9781846892417

Author: Tom Quinn    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Great Angling Disasters is a wonderful collection of fishy tales from the past 200 years that will have the reader caught hook, line and sinker. Stories of reco...


Great Angling Disasters is a wonderful collection of fishy tales from the past 200 years that will have the reader caught hook, line and sinker. Stories of record breakers that got away, to boats that sank, rods that broke and pike and salmon that ran amoke. It is the ultimate chronicle of those less than triumphant days on the riverbank. The perfect gift for any keen fisherman whether coarse, game or seafishing. “I hooked a salmon on the Bandon at Cork, but I’d been fishing for trout and had on the lightest tackle imaginable. Three flies on the thinnest gut. As soon as the salmon took me I knew I was in trouble but, after his first rush, I thought I had a chance. He shook his head, made a second run and leaped clear of the water. Ten pounds I thought. The fight continued. I saw his silver flank in mid-stream. He was tiring, but then, unbelievably, I saw the ghostly shadow of another salmon just behind the hooked fish. Almost at once I realised what was about to happen – and happen it did. The second fish took one of my other flies and set off in the opposite direction to the first fish. Miraculously, for a few seconds I was aware of both fish still on the line, then, inevitably, they were gone. No one I spoke to in the long years after that incident could ever recall a similar occurrence.” Richard Greene, It’s Later Than You Think, 1888


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


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