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Cat Lover's Trivia

Weird and Wacky Facts About Our Furry Friends

Mike Darton


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Cat Lover’s Trivia is an irresistible potpourri of feline facts, embracing the essential, the trivial, the intriguing, and the extraordinary.

Schott’s Original Miscellany was a publishing phenomenon. It sired a host of sequels and parodies. But no matter how patiently and for how many years they waited, the potential feline readership was overlooked. Until now.

Cat Lover’s Trivia is how the original would have appeared had its creator been an obsessive cat owner. Or, indeed, a very curious cat. It parodies the randomness of entry and stylishness of design of the original, but is created entirely for cats and their obedient owners and admirers. The result is a fascinating outpouring of feline facts, including such gems as:

  • Sir Isaac Newton’s invention of the cat flap or kitty door 
  • The origins and popularity of cat names
  • The power of catmint
  • How long cats spend asleep each day
  • T. S. Eliot’s Practical Cats
  • And the famous Chopin waltz that was in fact composed by the composer’s cat 

Cat Lover’s Trivia is the perfect coffee table book to give as a gift for cat lovers or addition to your library’s satire section.

Chartwell Books, 9780785840176, 96pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

About the Author

Mike Darton is a writer and editor with a passion for words, a love of animals, and a fascination with animal-related words and phrases. His previous published titles include the collection of canine-inspired words and phrases Dog the Wag, and the dogcentric parody of Schott’s Original Miscellany, the inimitable A Dog-Lover’s Miscellany