At last the cat flap is opened to reveal the secret literary life of our feline companions! Did you know that the bible does not mention cats at all? Do you know why we say the cat has been put among the pigeons? Why do we think they have nine lives? How much of our great literature refers to cats - and what do authors say? These are questions that every cat owner has pondered at one time or another. At last, all the cat references in our language have been gathered in one place to provide an informative, fun and comprehensive resource for the cat fan - from owners to aficionados. With everything from the most common to the most obscure mention of the noble beast, this is the last word on every word about the feline species - it's the cat's whiskers.
Max Cryer is one of New Zealand's best known broadcasters and writers and for the last decade has hosted a high-rating radio programme on the structure and use of the English language. His books on language have topped New Zealand's non-fiction bestseller lists and his Curious Questions was voted book of the year by the Booksellers Association of New Zealand. In 1994 he was awarded an MBE for services to literature and music.