A Cat Called Birmingham

Author: Chris Pascoe
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444717154
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In the long history of mankind's relationship with felines, one cat stands head and shoulders below the rest. Highly inflammable, the glass-jawed Birmingham lurches from one catastrophe to the next. Through encounters with washing machine spin cycles to his lovelorn pursuit of the aggressively uninterested Sammy, Chris Pascoe's hilarious book paints an intimate portrait of the author's calamitous relationship with a cat wholly unsuited to being feline. Persistently molested by an irate sparrow, physically incapable of negotiating the intricacies of the cat-flap and with a near-fatal appreciation of the effects of gravity, Brum nevertheless remains steadfast in his subconscious pursuit of oblivion. Worryingly, these stories are true. Will nine lives be enough?

You Can Take The Cat Out Of Slough

Author: Chris Pascoe
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444723278
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You can take a cat to water but you can't make it think. Last summer, Chris Pascoe decided to do something monumentally stupid. He decided to stay at home with his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Maya and disaster-prone tabby Birmingham, Brum for short. And also with Brum's rather vicious live-in-partner-girl-cat Sammy, who he intended mainly not to wake. Let biting cats lie. Why he believed time with Brum would, with all the years of contrary evidence, be quality he's not at all sure . . . The result is a series of tales of death-defying feats. Paddling pools, gazebos, small birds and kitchens - all aspects of normal life can take a dangerous turn with the presence of Brum. Pascoe tries to train the tabby, restrain the tabby and even researches the stories of other danger cats in a bid to keep Brum alive a bit longer. And amazingly, despite the efforts of his exuberant two-year-old with a plastic mallet, he still is.

Death Destruction And A Packet Of Peanuts

Author: Chris Pascoe
Editor: Anova Books
ISBN: 9781906032623
Size: 13,63 MB
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A Cat Called Scratch

Author: Jonathan Long
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780192729002
Size: 14,86 MB
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'Scratch the cat had a terrible itch. A flea in his fur was making him twitch . . .' Scratch is being tormented by a tickly little flea that simply refuses to leave him in peace. Scratch has several imaginative ideas to get rid of it, but will any of them work? Or is the flea here to stay?

Birmingham Blitz

Author: Annie Murray
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447204646
Size: 20,26 MB
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An unmissable and much-loved favourite, Birmingham Blitz by Annie Murray is the tale of everyday courage and determination in wartime Britain. August 1939. Genie Watkins, a Birmingham kid, would love to have a proper happy family like her Italian friend, Teresa. But Genie hasn't reckoned with the outbreak of war, her already rocky family being split up and the strangely liberating effect it all has on her mother . . . Under Birmingham skies darkened by blackout Genie shares her fears and hopes with Teresa, keeps her spirits up with her nan and glamorous auntie Lil, and tries to hold her family together. And amid it all, she discovers love . . .

Where Gods And Mortals Meet

Author: G. G. Darah
Editor: Snoeck
ISBN:
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
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The Cat S Pajamas

Author: Tad Tuleja
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN:
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Presents a whimsical collection of invented origins for more than three hundred figures of speech, including such items as "chewing the fat," "cold fish," and "cat's pajamas."

Proper Brummie

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Birmingham Rose

Author: Annie Murray
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330534661
Size: 17,24 MB
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A heartfelt Birmingham saga, Birmingham Rose is Annie Murray's debut novel and was a Sunday Times bestseller. Life is bleak for Rose Lucas, a spirited, intelligent girl, born into a large family in the slums of pre-war Birmingham. But her friendship with Diana, daughter of a vicar from middle-class Moseley, gives her hope. She learns to aspire to a different kind of existence, vowing never to become a child-bearing drudge like her mother. Life, however, never follows the way of dreams. After a childhood marked by tragedy, Rose eventually finds and loses the love for which she has striven so hard. From Italy, where she has travelled during the Second World War, she is forced to return to Birmingham and an unhappy marriage, her hopes and illusions shattered. But Rose will not be defeated and she, too, is determined to rise once again above the devastation of her life . . .