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Tyfoon's Tale: The True Story of a Seafaring Cat Paperback – 1 Jul 2009

4.7 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: S A Greenland (1 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955051231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955051234
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 0.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,266,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Sylvia Murphy is the author of a number of books, both fiction and non-fiction. The most recent are novels Candy's Children and Crocodiles. She has also written numerous features for the yachting press and for cat magazines, based on the log books she kept whilst sailing with cat Tyfoon.

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I haven't read for ages apart from what I have to read for work; I just lost my interest in it.
However upon reading Tyfoon's Tale, because a friend made me promise to, I have
rediscovered the pleasure of literature. This is a wonderful book. It's so much more
than a story about a cat. I found myself on an amazing emotional journey that takes
in relationships, travel, love, death and the magical bond between a woman and some
of the animals with whom we share this wonderful planet. Since finishing this book I've
found a new passion for reading and am actually on my second reading of Tyfoon's Tale.
A great book - buy it.
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This is the first book i have read by this author and i found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable read. I was whiskered away into the world of adventure and needed to know what happened next so found it difficult to put down. Another author to add to my list of (must read their other books) and i am.
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Firstly, I did find this book pleasant to read, but I felt there wasn't an awful lot to it. The fact that is it so short (just over 100 pages of text) is a big contributory factor to this. My expectations were raised because of the glowing reviews I read prior to purchasing. There are many cat stories out there so I find the reviews very helpful in choosing what to buy next. Ultimately, for me, the book didn't live up to the other reviews and so I was left feeling rather disappointed. It was too short to really develop a relationship with the characters. I much preferred books like "Under the Paw" and "A street Cat Named Bob" where I got to the end feeling like I really knew them and they had somehow become part of my life. That feeling of sadness you get when you finish a book and have to say goodbye to the characters didn't apply for me with "Tyfoon's Tale". I don't mean to put anybody off reading this book, as I said at the start it is a pleasant story and if you love cats then you'll most likely enjoy it. However, I think there is better out there.
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What a lovely book! Sylvia writes with a different voice from her other books (Candy's Children and Crocodile)and it is a delightful difference and like reading a letter from a friend.
Tyfoon is a really impressive cat and Sylvia an astonishing and strong woman with a great heart.
Witty and entertaining I read it in one sitting and loved it. I hate the idea of weepy animal books and this one had the right balance.
Thank you Sylvia Murphy - another great read.
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I picked up this book a little unsure - I wasn't in the mood for a sad animal tale.

I didn't put it down again until I finished the last page! I just couldn't put it down until I knew the whole story of a cat, his adopted parents, how they met and the path their lives took together.

Just lovely.
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This is a grippping story about a very special cat and the travels she undertook when she was adopted and became the ship's cat/ captain of yacht "Nyala". It is a story to bring on laughter and tears - not to be missed if you are remotely interested in animal memoirs.
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