The Cat Who Came For Christmas

The Cat Who Came For Christmas

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Cleveland Amory first met the bedraggled Polar Bear in a New York alley one snowy Christmas Eve. From the moment Cleveland rescued the starving and injured cat a special bond began to form between the damaged animal and the bachelor journalist who preferred dogs. This is the story of their first year together, the story of a stray cat with a mind of his own, and the curmudgeonly man who grew to love him. If you have ever owned a cat, or been owned by one, you will recognize the delight in the journey that followed this Christmas Eve encounter. From Polar Bear's fitness programme to their trip to Hollywood and the funny and touching conversations Cleveland and his stubborn little friend share, this is a heart-warming tale of feline and human nature that any animal lover can enjoy all year more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 16mm | 184g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552164100
  • 9780552164108
  • 148,849

About Cleveland Amory

Cleveland Amory founded The Fund for Animals in 1967, an organisation which campaigns against all forms of cruelty to animals throughout the world. He was a distinguished American journalist, satirist and novelist. Cleveland died aged 81 in 1998, and was buried next to his beloved cat, Polar more

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If you have ever owned a cat yourself, or, as they say, been owned by one, you will recognize and delight in this heartwarming bestseller. Cleveland Amory was an unsentimental, middle-aged journalist who preferred dogs. But then, one snowy Christmas Eve, he found himself in a deserted New York alley trying to rescue a starving, hurt and not-too-friendly white cat. And of course, he had no idea that this encounter would change his life forever. Beautifully written, poignant and often hilarious, The Cat Who Came For Christmas is the true story of how Cleveland and the cat developed an unlikely 'alliance' and how, before too long, the uncompromising, single-minded stray not only called all the shots in their relationship, but captured his 'owner's' heart in the most touching more

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