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Larry The Chief Mouser

Author : Christopher Day
ISBN : 1841657611
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For 200 years the government has used cats to rid their buildings of mice. For a long time the animals remained unofficial, but then in the 1930s government departments started to apply to the treasury for a feline upkeep allowance. The cats thus became 'official' members of government and, as it turned out, well loved.There are many funny stories linked to these cats: Home Office cat 'Peter the Great' became a celebrity in 1958 when the public issued concerns that he wasn't being paid enough; Peter's successor, unusually a female Manx cat, was considered to have a 'diplomatic background' and thus gained a pay rise! More recent cats include Chief Mouser Larry, who appeared at David Cameron's resignation speech, and the Foreign Office cat Palmerston, who has a substantial Twitter following.Including letters and memos held by The National Archives, plus photographs of the cats themselves, this book takes a fresh approach to what goes on at Whitehall.

Larry At Number 10

Author : Elizabeth C Radcliffe
ISBN : 9781800461789
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Awesome (some might say paw-some) Larry is Top Cat at Number 10 - that is until his boss, the Prime Minister, gets a dog called Dilyn. If you can even call this ridiculous puppy a dog. For one thing, he chases his own tail, guzzles sausage-strings and chews things to pieces. How paw-thetic! For another, Larry is chief mouser at Number 10, head of paw-trolling and champion window-ledge sitting (note: this is for lookout purposes, NOT catnapping). Larry is important and the hero of the mouse catching scoreboard. So what possible job can dopey Dilyn do? His whiskers out of joint, Larry tries (and fails) to put Dilyn in the doghouse - but then catastrophe strikes as a cat-burglar breaks in and cat-napps Larry! Can Dilyn rise to the occasion and save the day? And if he does, will Larry give his a-paw-logies? Based on the real cat and dog team living at Number 10, this charming picture book is a treat to read for any child aged 0 - 5 - and their parents, too!

Individual Cats

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 123081194X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: All Ball, Canadian Parliamentary Cats, Casper (cat), Cat Mandu, Chico (cat), Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, Creme Puff (cat), Dewey Readmore Books, Dorofei, Dusty the Klepto Kitty, Fred the Undercover Kitty, Heed (cat), Hodge (cat), Humphrey (cat), India (cat), Jack (cat), Keyboard Cat, Larry (cat), Lewis (cat), List of cats, Luna The Fashion Kitty, Maru (cat), Meow (cat), Mike (cat), Mrs. Chippy, Muezza, Nora (cat), Orangey, Oscar (bionic cat), Oscar (therapy cat), Pangur Ban, Peter, the Lord's cat, Prince Chunk, Room 8, Rusik, Scarlett's Magic, Scarlett (cat), Ship's cat, Simon (cat), Smudge (cat), Sockington, Socks (cat), Stubbs (cat), Sybil (cat), Tama (cat), Tiddles, Trim (cat), Unsinkable Sam, Wilberforce (cat), Willow (cat), Winnie (feline). Excerpt: List of cats - a: lang(ar), a: lang(ckb), a: lang(fa), a: lang(kk-arab), a: lang(mzn), a: lang(ps), a: lang(ur)/* cache key: enwiki: resourceloader: filter: minify-css:7: d11e4771671c2d6cdedf7c90d8131cd5 */ The ship's cat has been a common sight on many trading, exploration, and naval ships, and is a phenomenon that goes back to ancient times. Cats have been carried on ships for a number of reasons, the most important being to catch mice and rats. These rodents, when aboard, could cause considerable damage to ropes and woodwork. More serious was the threat rodents posed to the stores the ship carried. Not only could they devour the foodstuff carried to feed the crew, they could cause economic damage if the ship was carrying grain or similar substances as part of its cargo. Rats and mice were also sources of disease, an important consideration for ships which could be at sea for long periods of time. Cats naturally attack and kill these rodents. Cats have a high ability to adapt to new surroundings, and were therefore highly suitable for service on a sh

Monumental Tales

Author : Jackie Buckle
ISBN : 9780718847944
Genre : Architecture
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Around the world there are thousands of pet statues and memorials with fascinating stories behind them. Some reveal insights into our social history, such as the little brown dog in Battersea that was a focus of suffragette riots. Others have wonderfully quirky origins, like the twenty-three cats of York: sculptures added to buildings designed by a cat-loving architect. Many more reveal tales of courage, loyalty, myth, and legend. From Egyptian cat goddesses and the heroic dogs of war, to search-and-rescue canines on 9/11 and Tombili the Turkish moggy who became an Internet sensation, this book brings together a selection of the most surprising, amusing and illuminating stories, complete with dozens of full-colour photographs. Anyone with an appreciation of pets, the varied roles they play in our lives, and the ways in which our relationships with them have evolved over time, will find much of interest in this book.

The Larry Diaries Downing Street The First 100 Days

Author : Larry the Cat
ISBN : 9780857207715
Genre : Humor
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It was the brazen cheek of the huge rat running across the front of No 10 on a live TV news broadcast that galvanised the government into action. Meetings were held at the highest level and, barely a week later, on 15 February 2011, Larry the tabby cat arrived in Downing Street to make his mark as the new rodent bouncer in residence. A secret source quickly made contact and has been working closely with Larry ever since to get the full story - in diary form - of his first 100 days in the job. In a swift-moving narrative that pits Larry against the evil King Rat and his legion of cheese-eaters, our hero still finds time to spill the beans on what life with Sam and Dave is really like. With the economy in crisis and anarchy on the streets of London, Larry has to use all his smarts to outwit the enemy and earn his keep. Gaining privileged access to Sam Cam's iPad he uses Google Maps to surpass the rats' knowledge of the local area. With a Royal Wedding on the horizon and a revolving door of visiting dignitaries to contend with, Larry is able to take a wry look at the machinations of coalition power that lurk behind the big black door.

25 More Facts About House Cats

Author : B. J. Deming
Genre : Pets
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How did cats evolve? It's a long and complicated story, but house cats are the purrfect way to get started. This book explores some of their history with us and looks at interesting facts about moggies as well as a few fancy breeds. It is the companion volume to "25 Facts About House Cats."

So That Went Well

Author : Kate Moore
ISBN : 9780711242135
Genre : Humor
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New correspondence from the Telegraph's best-selling series. In a year in which even the most seasoned commentators have struggled to keep pace with the news cycle, letter writers to The Daily Telegraph have once again provided their refreshing take on events. Readers of the Telegraph Letters Page will be fondly aware of the eclectic combination of learned wisdom, wistful nostalgia and robust good sense that characterise its correspondence. Baffled, furious, defiant, mischievous, they inveigh and speculate on every subject under the sun, from the rubbish on television these days to the venality of our MPs. With an agenda as enticing as ever, the eleventh book in the bestselling Unpublished Letters series will prove, once again, that the Telegraph’s readers have an astute sense of what really matters.

Cat Tales

Author : Penelope Rich
ISBN : 9781398806207
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Cats may love snoozing in sunny spots, but our furry friends are capable of so much more! In this beautifully illustrated full-color collection, you'll discover the incredible true stories of talented, brave, and clever kitties whose exploits have made them world-famous. This heart-warming book includes over 40 cat stories, from ancient Egyptian kitties to internet sensations Grumpy Cat and Bob the Streetcat. These tales are bought to life by remarkable full-color illustrations by Isabel Muñoz. Find out all about: • Gracie from Reedsburg, Wisconsin, who saved her owners from a carbon monoxide leak • Tama, the station master cat of Kinokawa, Japan • Masha, the stray cat who rescued an abandoned baby on a freezing night in Caluga, Russia • Stubbs, the feline mayor for Talkeetna, Alaska ... • and so many more! With a section on caring for cats and kittens, this is fantastic gift for animal lovers of all ages from 8 years up.


Author : Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
ISBN : 9781472224798
Genre : Pets
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Why do cats cry to come in and then cry to go out again? Why do they chatter silently at the window? Why can't they be trained to fetch your slippers? Where are the most unusual places they've been employed as mousers? Why are there so many cat superstitions? This cat compendium educates and entertains with facts about everything from wild cat ancestry and cat physiology to cat worship and cat movie stars. We'll investigate how cats experience the world and what they think of their human companions and explore why cats have inspired both reverence and fear throughout history. Drawing on the vast body of knowledge belonging to the world's most famous dogs and cats home, the book contains numerous snippets that readers can dip into as well as longer essays and stories that can be enjoyed at leisure. Attractively designed, with charming illustrations, and beautifully packaged as a hardback gift book, this is the ideal present for every cat lover.

Humor Auf Englisch Iii London With A Smile

Author : Eckehard Korthals
ISBN : 9783868062274
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Brick City London

Author : Lonely Planet Kids
ISBN : 9781788682183
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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It's London- but not as you know it. This unofficial guide helps LEGO® fans discover the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, Covent Garden and 17 more landmarks recreated in amazing detail. Then make your own with 20 quick-build projects that include an Underground train, red bus and fish & chips. Packed with city secrets and insights.

Super Cats

Author : Ashley Morgan
ISBN : 9781786851277
Genre : Pets
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• Emily, the feline that survived an epic journey across the Atlantic trapped in a shipping container from America to France. • Scarlett, the brave mother that went into a burning building five times to rescue her kittens. • Oscar, the care-home cat that predicts when residents are about to pass on and comforts them in their final hours. Whether they’re testing the boundaries of their nine lives or demonstrating unusual talents, cats are always full of surprises. In Super Cats, prepare to meet the most surprising of all. Discover loyal moggies and extraordinary survivors in this heart-warming collection of true tales, and marvel at the astonishing powers of these remarkable animals.

The Oregon Blue Book

Author : Oregon. Office of the Secretary of State
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005486480
Genre : Oregon
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L Is For London

Author : Paul Thurlby
ISBN : 9781444923346
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An incredibly stylish alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike. See the sights of London as never before - through the eyes of an award-winning illustrator. Paul Thurlby takes us from A for Abbey Road, through K for Kew Gardens to Z for London Zoo in this striking book. Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery. Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian 'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author

What Is A Parliamentary Government?

Author : Karen Latchana Kenney
ISBN : 9781474731904
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So You Want To Work With Animals?

Author : J. M. Bedell
ISBN : 9781582705972
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In the tenth installment of the BE WHAT YOU WANT series, So, You Want to Work With Animals? introduces readers to the diverse fields that work hands-on with animals of all shapes, sizes, and species. From what classes to take in school to exploring what these jobs are really like--the fun stuff, the hard stuff, and even the gross stuff, this book reveals the steps it takes to pursue a childhood dream. Whether animals are big or small, domestic or wild, there are many careers that provide rewarding experiences such as: - Veterinarian - Zookeeper - Wildlife Photographer - K9 Officer - Marine Biologist - And more!

Prince Charles Hrh S Guide To Great Britishness

Author : @Charles_HRH
ISBN : 9781472216274
Genre : Humor
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There are plenty of guidebooks on Great Britain, but none have been given the all-important Royal Seal of Approval. Who better to teach the world than the heir to the throne? His Royal Highness will cover everything from History ('Might have to sell France to pay for Richard III's car park fine') to British cities ('If you're wondering why the British are so good at cycling and rowing, take a look at the cost of public transport') and The Arts ('The Madness of King George III - fantastic film. Americans didn't go to the cinema because they hadn't seen the first two. Awkward)'. Tackling the all-important issues such as why we Brits can form a perfectly ordinary queue with just two people, or why we love a Full English Breakfast despite the fact it contains 465,873 calories, Prince @Charles_HRH's Guide to Great Britishness is a hilarious romp around our Sceptered Isle.

Studies In Medievalism Xxx Politics And Medievalism Studies Ii

Author : Karl Fugelso
ISBN : 9781843845881
Genre : Literary Collections
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Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the Middle Ages,

Fodor S London 2020

Author : Fodor's Travel Guides
ISBN : 9781640972292
Genre : Travel
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For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to for details. Whether you want to pose in front of Big Ben, explore the Tower of London, or see the Queen’s home at Buckingham Palace, the local Fodor’s travel experts in London are here to help! Fodor’s London guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. GET INSPIRED AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on London’s Best Museums, London’s Best Royal Sites, and London’s Best Outdoor Activities COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! UP-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS for the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, side-trips, and more GET PLANNING MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time SPECIAL FEATURES on the British Museum and the Tower of London COVERS: Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, Hyde Park, Houses of Parliament, and more. GET GOING MORE THAN 15 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP to navigate confidently TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS on when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the politics, art, architecture, cuisine, and more LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems Planning on visiting the rest of Great Britain? Check out Fodor’s Essential England, Fodor’s Essential Scotland, and Fodor’s Essential Great Britain. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at to ask any other questions and share your experience with us! IMPORTANT NOTE: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or the pull out map included in the physical edition.

Fodor S London 2019

Author : Fodor's Travel Guides
ISBN : 9781640971158
Genre : Travel
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Written by locals, Fodor’s London 2019 is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to London and the surrounding areas. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this London travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting cities in England and Europe. Crowds continue to flock to England's capital as much as ever to discover the hippest galleries, shops, and nightspots as well as to enjoy the world-renowned museums, the royal history, and some of the chicest restaurants and hotels in the world. Fodor’s London 2019 captures all of this, and more. Fodor’s London 2019 includes: •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: With its state-of-the-art hotels, happening new restaurants, and multimillion-dollar museum make-overs, London continues to be one of Europe's most exciting destinations. This guide covers the latest hotel openings, new nightlife spots, and an expanded list of restaurants for all budgets. Fodor's London is fully updated every year. •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide highlights the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout London to inspire you. •USEFUL MAPS: Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently. •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Rich, full-color features invite you to experience the best of London. Overviews of the British Museum and the Tower of London give a closer look into two of London’s most enduring sights. •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Multiple sample itineraries to help you plan and make the most of your time. Includes carefully chosen tips on what to see, where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. •INDISPENSIBLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Convenient overviews of each neighborhood's highlights make planning simple, as do features on the city's top attractions, free things to do, and family favorites. •COVERS: Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, Hyde Park, Houses of Parliament, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting the rest of Britain? Check out Fodor’s England, Fodor's Scotland, and Fodor’s Great Britain.

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