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The Secret Diary of Adrian Cat [Kindle Edition]

Linda Macfarlane , Stuart Macfarlane
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"This wonderful tale could be enjoyed by a young teenager or read aloud to a child." --"Cat Fanciers' Almanac"

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About Adrian:
Adrian is no ordinary cat – he has ambitions. Not only does he want to become the most famous cat in the world but he’s also determined to create world peace between cats, dogs and mice.

Adrian’s life is full of complications! In an attempt to win the affections of the power crazed, but beautiful, Snowball he is forced to join a gang run by the most evil cat in town - Killer. But Killer also loves Snowball and he’s not going to let Adrian steal her away – not without a fight. On top of all of this Adrian has many adventures; he goes treasure hunting with a pirate parrot, saves the life of a fox and helps his best friend out of all sorts of trouble.

Whether you are nine or ninety-nine you will delight in Adrian’s escapades and mishaps so join him in his thrilling adventures and discover whether he can overcome all his problems to find love, fame and happiness.

“The Secret Diary of Adrian Cat” is a hilarious account of one-year in the life of Adrian Cat - perfect for teenagers and adults. It contains some very funny sophisticated humor.

The secret lives and loves of cats are revealed in this adventure novel, entitled “The Secret Diary of Adrian Cat” that peeks into a year in the life of the mischievous feline Adrian Cat. Adrian is having trouble keeping his new year's resolutions (especially "I will not be condescending to my humans"), and he's also adjusting to the fact that his humans have a new baby, his best friend needs constant help, and he's in love for the first time—with the angelic-seeming Snowball. But Snowball turns out to be less than perfect and tries to lead Adrian into organized crime. She forces him to join the evil cat Killer’s gang. After numerous misadventures he realizes that he does not love the beautiful but power-crazed Snowball and really loves the scruffy yet tender alley cat named Gypsy. After Killer’s gang runs Gypsy out of town, Adrian is forced to make some strange friends, fight the evil Killer and travel a rough road in order to convince Gypsy of his love.


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Sunday March 2nd

Today I had an intellectual day - Snowball would be impressed (if we were speaking).

Wrote a poem entitled DesideCata. I am thinking of becoming a cat laureate!

DesideCata
Stroll placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in a long tranquil nap. As far as possible, without being in any way humble, be on good terms with all creatures - with the obvious exception of dogs. Meow your desires loudly and clearly and occasionally listen to others, even your human, for she may be calling you for dinner. Avoid the company of fleas, they are vexations to both spirit and body. Enjoy your achievements - particularly wallpaper lovingly scratched and pieces of string thoroughly chased. Keep interest in your career, there will always be a need for good mousers in the changing fortunes of time. Be yourself; especially do not feign affection - except when you need a warm lap to sleep on. Neither be cynical about the love of cream, for through your charmed and enchanted existence it is as perennial as the grass it comes from.

Take kindly the council of the years and rejoice in the fact that you have nine lives.

Nurture arrogance of spirit to shield you from sudden misfortune such as getting stuck up a tree. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born out of getting less than twenty hours sleep in a day. Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself and groom yourself frequently. You are a cat of the universe, so much greater than humans and dogs; you have a right to be served. And even though you may sleep through most of it, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. With all its snacks, adventures and peaceful dreams, it is truly a beautiful world. Be content. Continue to be happy.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 331 KB
  • Print Length: 233 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1933255234
  • Publisher: Tattie Bogle Publishing; 1st edition (8 Mar 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RJ9FE2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,191 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 30 July 2007
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
365 days in the life of Adrian, cat. Literally. This is Adrian's diary, starting on January 1st. On which he resolves, among other things, to not be condescending toward his humans, to be more decisive about going in or out, and to promote world peace between cats, dogs, and mice. Adrian has great plans for the next year.

As is the case with most resolutions, Adrian's are sometimes abandoned. By January 2nd he has already decided that his humans, Skirt and Trouser, don't deserve the amount of respect he was considering giving them, and since the 6th is "Condescension Monday"... Some resolutions are reworked. When the neighbor humans get a dog, it becomes obvious that cats and dogs won't be getting along anytime soon, so Adrian limits his peacemaking efforts to cats and mice. It would be so much easier, though, if mice weren't so tasty!

There's much more to the life of Adrian Cat. Over the course of a year he falls in love, falls out of love, falls in love again, challenges the neighborhood bully cat, leads a rebellion, makes new friends, celebrates various cat holidays, and so much more. Adrian is a highly evolved and intelligent cat, if he does say so himself. And if you don't believe him, just read for yourself!

If you're a cat person, this is the book for you! And if you're not, you'll have a lot of hilarious fuel for your arguments. And just in case you were wondering -- yes, cats do know which humans don't like them. And they go for you on purpose.

Reviewed by: Carrie Spellman
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful journey in the life of Adrian 8 Sep 2007
Format:Hardcover
This book truely is a great read for cat lovers and if you weren't fond of cats before reading this you soon will be.[Maybe}[; The secret lives and loves of cats are revealed in this adventurous novel that takes you into a year in the life of the mischievous feline ,Adrian Cat. Adrian is having trouble keeping his new year's resolutions, and he's also adjusting to the fact that his humans have a new baby, his best friend is very needy and Adrian always is having to give his advice, and he's in love for the first time - with this born actress named Snowball. When Snowball turns out to be a bad influence and tries to lead Adrian into shameful actions, he refuses to follow her ways and joins up with a not so primpy yet good hearted alley cat named Gypsy. After Snowball's gang runs Adrian out of town, he is forced to make some rather odd friends and travels a hard path in order to get home to his family and to his new found love, Gypsy.I laughed through out the reading of this book and want to thank the Macfarlanes for sharing Adrian with me because they truely did a wonderful job of interpreting Adrian's emotions. Oh! by the way, I almost forgot those who don't enjoy cats must read this book,because you don't know what your missing..................................
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book 6 Nov 2007
Format:Hardcover
When I first started reading this book I was amazed at how you captured the cat's daily routines. I'm a proud owner of three very....unusual cats and this is why I selected the book in the first place. As I kept reading this fascinating book I realized there was more to it that a storyline. It's a wonderful moral and I was proud to pass it on to my kid sister who also wants to write her review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice little story for most ages 26 April 2013
By Emma
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Downloaded this as a recommendation of a friend who knows I'm a cat lover. The story is really sweet and would suit readers of most ages. The humour is tongue in cheek and the characters really likeable. The behaviour of the cats rings true to life and their explanation for that behaviour is quite funny. Would recommend this to anyone looking for something light hearted to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 3 April 2013
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I enjoyed this book . Having been a cat owner, it is very possible that cats can view their owners with such confusion and disdain.
Great fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading but very funny (and true) 30 Mar 2013
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If you want a lighthearted insight to how cats (and their humans) think and behave try this. A whole year and some of the nine lives are well and truly covered.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars compulsory reading for cat owners!! 30 Mar 2013
By annie36
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
a delightful book which I read in a couple of afternoons and didn't want to finish. I have since recommended it to other people. This is a year in the life of Adrian Cat and it explains why cats do what they do in a way which makes perfect sense to anyone who has ever owned a cat. I think I am owned by a female version of Adrian - a not too bright tabby, who nevertheless manages to rule the house!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! 29 Mar 2013
By CK
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I wasn't sure what to expect but I definately didn't expecty as many laugh out loud moments as this book produced. I found myself giggling away and thoroughly enjoyed it, was very disappointed when I clicked onto the last page, but only as I didn't want it to end. I sincerely hope that there is another book :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars .
Absolutely hilarious.. I loved this book so much I recommended it to my best friend as her first Kindle book to read.
Published 1 month ago by Mr Tony Cordon
4.0 out of 5 stars it's okay
I expected a something a little funnier, but still:it is an easy, entertaining book if you like cats or own one(or more).
Published 4 months ago by Csilla
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Loved it and so did my son very funny parody on the Adrian Mole book. Laugh out load story would recommend a great book
Published 5 months ago by Gillian Waring
5.0 out of 5 stars good read.
Very funny. All those who are owned by cats will enjoy this book and understand their cats more, so true to life.
Published 8 months ago by M. Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Story
As a cat lover, I thought I would enjoy this book, and I did. I have to admit that it was a touch boring in places, but I persevered and was glad I did. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Wendy
4.0 out of 5 stars nice cat story
any cat owner/lover will smile at this cute story. this is really entertaining fiction and I'm glad the author wrote it, it got me having a nice read...
Published 11 months ago by Marla Kitty
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
I don't know what I expected, I thought it would be humourous, I was disappointed, it was only dildly funny.
Published 13 months ago by Sue Lane
3.0 out of 5 stars Adrian Mole, the feline years
As a cat owner and a fan of the Adrian Mole series I thought I'd give this book a go.

I liked the way the author tried to write everything from a cats point of view but... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Baz 8755
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
A very clever and humorous book. I was amused by the frequent reference to actual events in history from the cats perspective. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Margaret A Phillips
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Amusing book from the cat's point of view. It's a fun read. If you enjoy this book as much as I did then you will certainly enjoy ASBO CAT Diary Extracts,2001-7, available on... Read more
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