If Cats Disappeared From The World

This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.

If Cats Disappeared From The World

Author: Genki Kawamura

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509889183

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A beautifully moving tale of loss and reaching out to the ones we love, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . . Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself – and his beloved cat – to the brink. Genki Kawamura's If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. This beautiful tale is translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland, who also translated The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Fans of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles will also surely love If Cats Disappeared from the World.

New Statesman Society

More than 125 cats disappeared from the Clevedon area of Avon in February and
March, according to Sheila Burgess, owner ... Following reports of cats
disappearing from Mexican cities, investigators for the World Society for the
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World History and Myths of Cats

Bretons that if she agreed to wall up her two cats , Jean Louis would be saved . ...
Yvonne was wandering sadly near the castle of Kerguelen when her father ' s
dog suddenly disappeared in a heap of brushwood concealing a deep hole .

World History and Myths of Cats

Author: Elli Kohen

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Structured by country, this book explores the history and folklore of cats, from prehistoric to present times. The style is intentionally folksy in order to reproduce the sense of humour, puns or poetry of the different countries.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

A beautiful, moving story about a small Japanese café that offers its visitors the chance to travel back in time, to find an answer to the question: what would you change if you could go back?

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Author: Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781529029581

Page: 213

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What would you change if you could go back in time? In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time. In Before the Coffee Gets Cold, we meet four visitors, each of whom is hoping to make use of the café's time-travelling offer, in order to: confront the man who left them, receive a letter from their husband whose memory has been taken by early onset Alzheimer's, to see their sister one last time, and to meet the daughter they never got the chance to know. But the journey into the past does not come without risks: customers must sit in a particular seat, they cannot leave the café, and finally, they must return to the present before the coffee gets cold . . . Toshikazu Kawaguchi's beautiful, moving story - translated from Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot - explores the age-old question: what would you change if you could travel back in time? More importantly, who would you want to meet, maybe for one last time?

The Wondrous World of Cats

What it does highlight is that present social and economic conditions , amongst
other factors , are more conducive to the ownership of cats than dogs . So many
of the small houses in our cities have now disappeared , to be replaced by high ...

The Wondrous World of Cats

Author: David Gibbon

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ISBN: 9780814806685

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Cat Breeds of the World

About 2,000 metres ( 7,000 feet ) up , they built their strongholds and there , in the
even colder air , generations of cats gradually grew even ... class of cat
commonly called Angora , which seems gradually to have disappeared from our
midst .

Cat Breeds of the World

Author: Desmond Morris

Publisher: Viking Adult

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Describes the characteristics, origins, and pedigree histories of one hundred cat breeds

Before the Coffee Gets Cold Tales from the Caf

The second novel from the author of the phenomenon, Before the Coffee Gets Cold: more tales from Cafe Funiculi Funicula, where customers may travel back in time - if they obey the rules.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold  Tales from the Caf

Author: Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781529050868

Page: 224

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In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time...From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold comes a story of four new customers each of whom is hoping to take advantage of Cafe Funiculi Funicula's time-travelling offer.Among some faces that will be familiar to readers of Kawaguchi's previous novel, we will be introduced to:The man who goes back to see his best friend who died 22 years agoThe son who was unable to attend his own mother's funeralThe man who went back to see the girl who he could not marryThe old detective who never gave his wife that gift...This beautiful, simple tale tells the story of people who must face up to their past, in order to move on with their lives. Kawaguchi once again invites the reader to ask themselves: what would you change if you could travel back in time?

For the Love of Cats

disappeared. during. World. War. II . A medium - length coat prevents matting ,
and an attractive color scheme adds to the appearance of this regal cat . The
white mitts and socks are the most important features , however . These cats are
still ...

For the Love of Cats

Author: Ingeborg Urcia

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 9780876058121

Page: 127

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Explains how to select, house, feed, and care for a cat, discusses neutering, breeding standards, and travel, and gives advice on entering a cat show

Kingdom of Cats

In the early 1960s , no one not even scientists and wildlife managersknew very
much about the big cat . So Hornocker , then a young biologist , set out on what
would later become one of the world's classic wildlife studies . He took with him
an expert ... In the East , forests and deer have both one , the cougar quietly
disappeared from most eastern and midwestern states . With a few exceptions ,
the ...

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The Complete Encyclopedia of Cats

A Comprehensive Guide to World Breeds Paddy Cutts. BELOW The British Black
is ... Even if given disappeared and if they remain , are conthe freedom of a
garden , they are unlike - sidered a serious fault . ly to wander far . Black Type
and A ...

The Complete Encyclopedia of Cats

Author: Paddy Cutts

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9781842152003

Page: 128

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-- The definitive cat encyclopedia -- a comprehensive visual guide to all the main recognized cat breeds of the world: from the exotic longhaired Persian to the novel hairless Sphynx; the ever-popular Shorthair to the tailless Manx; and the rarer breeds such as the Singapura, Ocicat, Bengal and Japanese Bobtail -- Fascinating descriptions of each breed include insights into each breed's typical character and temperament -- Includes comprehensive expert advice on choosing a cat -- Features a special section on showing your cat with different show and class categories, judging procedure and lots of hints and tips -- Over two hundred stunning colour photographs

The Care and Handling of Cats

Unpedigreed Siamese cats were sold all over the world; the greatest number
came from Paris and Siam and the countries near Siam. Of ... Continue this
procedure until the kink and other undesirable characteristics have disappeared.
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The Care and Handling of Cats

Author: Doris Bryant

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Keeper of Cats

And one of the other horses had two white stockings on the hind legs , like
Thruda ' s horse Birki . Coincidence ... All the others who have died or
disappeared have been simple common working sorts of people without - much
family to raise an uproar about their deaths . In some way ... Fairness is not a
concept which has been adequately described to the world , by and large , " Frida
said . “ That is why ...

Keeper of Cats

Author: Elizabeth H. Boyer

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345381804

Page: 346

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Sent to tiny, windswept Bardhol to stay with her strange, cat-loving grandmothers, Jutta discovers odd goings-on at the neighborhood graveyard, where the local ladies try their powers of sorcery. Original.

Isaac Asimov s Wonders of the World

The cat disappeared . Behind me , Langby said , “ That's no way to catch a cat . " "
Obviously , " I said , and bent to retrieve the bucket . " Cats hate water , " he said ,
still in that expressionless voice . " Oh , " I said , and started in front of him to ...

Isaac Asimov s Wonders of the World

Author: Kathleen Moloney

Publisher: Doubleday

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Sixteen stories from Isaac Asimov's science fiction magazine.

The World Book Encyclopedia

The tribesmen probably noticed how rats and mice became scarce or
disappeared after the cats had been in the camps . Tribesmen gradually tamed
these cats to live with them , because of their value as rat killers . The first cats
known to live ...

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BBC Wildlife

One person managed to photograph it , but a photo of a big , black cat
disappearing into the undergrowth at dusk is not ... The World Society for the
Protection of Animals ( WSPA ) has , however , received nothing but positive
enthusiasm from ...

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Appletons Journal

Achmet appears . his fearful beast into ridicule by mimicking it in the form of a cat
. ... discovered , it was called letting the cat out of the bag ; if some misdemeanor ,
after which the cat disappeared . ... which the name of the cat is significant , is the
Zend , where the word VHE flower - farms of the modern world are for the most ...

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Animal World

A veterinary surgeon gave evidence of the Leeds Rodeo Protest Committee , that
he found the cat's tail was broken . ... that the defendant pleaded that he had not
meant to THE ANIMAL WORLD to know that the Stadium erected hurt the cat ,
and the Bench in view of ... and disappeared . of the Manchester Royal Infirmary
and for a long period Soon afterwards the men again saw the cat on the second
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A World of Differences

She tested it to see if it had the right amount of bend , then she pulled all its
leaves off while I stood watching her every move . ... The spell was broken , and
the dog and cat disappeared from my dreams . never Breaking the spell may also
have ...

A World of Differences

Author: Marie Adler Kessel

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