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You Can Take the Cat Out of Slough [Kindle Edition]

Chris Pascoe
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Praise for A CAT CALLED BIRMINGHAM:

I read this with tears of laughter rolling down my cheeks. (Ella Reid, Editor of My Weekly)

Anyone who loves or knows cats will be able to relate to Chris Pascoe's hilarious and affectionate account of the hapless Birmingham's adventures. I literally cried with laughter. (Jo Rothery, Editor of Cat World magazine)

Charming (Free Press)

An original comic voice - wry, assured, sometimes whimsical and sometimes surreal but throughout refreshingly uncynical . . . the best kind of humour (Julian Dutton, writer, Alistair MacGowan Show</)

Book Description

Heart warming and funny tales of a joyously reckless cat that are just perfect for the Christmas humour market

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 264 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder (15 Nov 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GKMUA8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,540 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even Funnier than the first! 10 Nov 2006
By johngrr
Format:Hardcover
I've been waiting for this book. A Cat Called Birmingham was hilarious, and this is even better. This is great fun, and will get old and young, cat lovers, non-cat lovers and all who know toddlers laughing out loud

Really glad to see Brum back as crazed and disasterous as ever and also delighted to see that Pascoe shows us more of himself here - and he's as funny as his cat. Can't recommend this author highly enough. He is the one writer who gets me bellowing with laughter from start to finish of every book. Excellent read.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Can Take The Cat Out of Slough... 13 Dec 2006
Format:Hardcover
Suddenly and unexpectedly,I stumbled on a comic genius. I met the author at one of his Waterstones book-signings, and was so taken with his easy humour that I thought I'd buy a copy.

I'm no big fan of cats, but you don't have to be to enjoy this book. I have NEVER laughed so much in my life. The turn of phrase, the comic asides, the ridiculously funny events throughout.

It all revolves around the author, his toddler and his cat, and a summer at home. Red Kite Hawks, one bitter milkman, a beleagured neighbour, an undercover job as a spy for a call-centre and a couple of doomed tradesmen all conspire to make this the funniest book I've read in many a year.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A funny cat and a funnier cat-owner 31 Dec 2006
By steph
Format:Hardcover
This is pure comedy. It is laughter guaranteed. I loved it.

The story of a man totally out of his depth, trying to cope with a mad, dopey cat and a toddler harboring a deathwish-grudge against the cat. The rebound-humour off the three is cleverly done and makes a splendid book.

Theres plenty of everything. Absolutely gut-busting mishap sit-comedy, lots of gentle fun, an observation of life that makes you see life as a lot funnier than you'd realised, and throwaway one-liners that make you laugh hours later.

Ten out of five for me.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This even tops the first! 16 July 2007
By Pinter
Format:Hardcover
Ive just reviewed A Cat Called Birmingham by Chris Pascoe. I said 'I didn't think I could laugh that much. No other author has done that to me. The stories are very funny, and I think its the way he tells those stories that does it. The humour stays with you too. You find yourself suddenly bursting out laughing a week later at work!'

All I can say that this second book tops that! Where has this guy been hiding? We need books like this, they make life a laugh.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stylish & witty 2 Jan 2007
By Anita
Format:Hardcover
Excellently presented, with beautiful illustrations and witty quotations.

The story is of a man and a cat, and the comically dangerous love-hate relationship between them.

Thrown together through a hot summer, they accidentally combine to drive a local man mad, seriously injure a milkman, narrowly escape electrocution and drowning, and generally cause wonderful mayhem.

This is a good book for cat people - it is not only gorgeous on the eye, it makes those eyes stream.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 31 Dec 2006
By Ella
Format:Hardcover
This is a perfect 'sit by the fire and chuckle all through the Christmas break' book. I'd even go as far to say that it kept me in a happy frame of mind right through to today (new years eve), and that's almost unique for me!

I couldn't wait to settle down with a glass of sherry and laugh away at Brum all evening. A very humorous book.

PS. Does anybody know if a book by Chris Pascoe written in French is available in English? It is called Monsieur Chatastrophe and features a falling cat on the front cover.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Laugh 13 Dec 2006
By Mel H
Format:Hardcover
A lovely book. Funny, feelgood and heartwarming. It makes you see everyday things as funny, and my own cat makes me giggle just looking at her now. Best of the year for me, and I've read some great books this year : )
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A find! 17 Dec 2007
Format:Paperback
Isn't it great when you find a new author that can make you laugh? There are so few around that can do that in a way that makes your eyes water. From the kung-fu fighting midwife to accidental knife fights with his own cat, the author tells it so well. I have found a new favourite.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Hilarious!
This is a really fantastic laugh out loud book that all cat lovers will appreciate and see their life reflected in! Can't recommend it enough
Published 6 months ago by H. Pardoe
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as first one
I was disappointed as I loved the first one,which had the tears of laughter rolling down my cheeks.. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Laura2884
5.0 out of 5 stars So, so funny
I have two cats and love reading about them, but this must be one of the funniest books I've read. The antics of Brum (the accident-prone tabby) and his family, had me laughing... Read more
Published 9 months ago by D miles
5.0 out of 5 stars Had to stop
I don't know why I chose this book as I don't really "do" cats or toddlers, but the reviews were so positive I parted with my 5 last night and downloaded it to my Kindle. Read more
Published 16 months ago by RED
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!!!!!
I thought the first book was funny but this had me laughing out loud, much to my husbands annoyance as we were at the airport at the time!! Hope there's a part three!
Published 20 months ago by L. Pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars Even funnier than the first
It gets even better. Can't wait for the next installment. Chris and Brum make the most unlucky, bumbling, funny pair ever.
Published on 4 May 2011 by Cat Raven
5.0 out of 5 stars simply wicked
I already own this book as a well read paper back and its on my kindle wish list.Never read such a funny book in my life. the author is spot on with his observations and writing. Read more
Published on 28 Feb 2011 by jill in Derby
5.0 out of 5 stars More Havoc Mayhem and Madness
One might think after having read A Cat Called Birmingham that it would be impossible to recount more crazy cat catastrophes without resorting to implausible invention. Wrong. Read more
Published on 14 Jan 2011 by Captain Wow
4.0 out of 5 stars very funny
I ordered this book originally from Waterstones only to be told it was out of stock.. I waited several weeks and finally cancelled and bought a copy second hand... Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2010 by David Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!!!
We've just finished reading Chris Pascoe's new book Death Destruction and a Packet of Peanuts, which we agreed is one of the funniest books we've read. Read more
Published on 14 Nov 2009 by Gil
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