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A lovely (and loving) work,
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This review is from: Miaow!: Cats really are nicer than people! (Paperback)Having watched Patrick Moore's "Sky At Night" programme for many years, and having been to a talk he gave at Hertford in the 90s, Sir Patrick always struck me as a very intelligent, though frosty, man, with a dry, wry sense of humour. In this delightful little book, however, he displays something of the depth of his human side by way of the ease with which he describes his friendship with, and love for, the cats he has cared for and shared his life with over the years.
"Miaow!" is only 62 pages long and can be read easily in an hour, even by a slow reader like myself, but I found it to be a much more valuable read than its modest price and size would imply. It really conveys the magical, spiritual bond that can exist between human and animal.
This is a beautiful work, not for the photographic quality of the many pictures, nor for just the fine quality of its production, but for the wealth of optimistic and substantial, heart-felt emotion that Sir Patrick has managed to convey within its pages.
"Some people may not understand how it is possible to have such a deep love for a little cat, but my love for Jeannie went very deep indeed." (Page 60.) Anyone who has empathy with that statement would undoubtedly enjoy (and benefit from) this book. I therefore recommend it without reservation.