Online Catalogue last updated 2nd of June 2014
Paperback book 104 x 155 mm (landscape), 41 photographs
Among the 41 breeds of domestic cat in this selection, Jack introduces us to long-haired, short-haired and curly-coated types; pets with a vast array of colours, patterns and personalities. Each breed is covered with a full-page photograph, facing which is Jack's emphatic description - leaving the reader wishing they could have one of each!
Jack also unravels some of the history of the breeds and their connections to each other. While some of these are modern creations, others have a long history during which they helped control rodents or even became revered as gods. Each breed has its own fascinating story to tell.
Jack's Byard's fondness for cats, for their playfulness, intelligence and companionship, shines through on every page of this introduction to the domestic feline world.
Know Your Cats is the eighteenth book in the popular 'Know Your ...' series, and the eleventh from Jack Byard who seized retirement as the opportunity to write about animals for novice enthusiasts. In the series he has two books on sheep as well as titles on cattle, chickens, dogs, donkeys, ducks, horses, pigs and rare breeds. Jack lives in Bradford with his wife Elaine.
Code No. 016537, 88 pages, ISBN 9781908397607, $11.00