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Win 1 of 4 copies of Cats Work Like This

 Win 1 of 4 copies of "Cats work like this" by David St John Thomas & Gareth St John Thomas

Cat lovers will adore this must‐have, erudite, tongue‐in‐cheek guide to the inner musings of our feline friends.

Nearly a third of all Australian households keep a cat. That’s a lot of ailurophiles who know that even after ten thousand years of living with cats, no one really has a clue what their cat is thinking!

Cats Work Like This is a humorous romp through the fundamentals of cat behaviour and motivation, offering insight into how they get the most from their humans.

This is an insider’s guide, from a cat’s eye point of view, into the unfathomable mind of the cat, based on the observations of the authors over two generations of watching their own cats work. Filling the gap between prettily written cat biographies and workman like cat care manuals, Cats Work Like This speaks to the pure joy, and not a little eyebrow‐arching perplexity, known exclusively by those who find comfort in the company of cats.
Chapters include Habits, with an insight into how cats train you to have the right ones; and The Scientific Cat, with observations and empirical learning following the classic scientific method, as cats are natural sceptics requiring hard data to confirm their working theories.

Find out what cats do while you sleep, what a cat’s eyes can tell you and what there is to understand about political and ‘eco’ cats. With a focus on attention, emotion, cute affection, manipulation, cunning and cussedness, Cats Work Like This gives a rare insight into the elusive workings of a cat’s mind.

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Exisle Publishing, April 2022

RRP: $34.99. 
Cats Work Like This is available from and wherever good books are sold.

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About the Author

David St John Thomas was a British publisher who founded David & Charles in the UK and USA, and Writers News Magazine. David wrote over thirty books including For the Love of a Cat.
David’s son, Gareth St John Thomas, is the founder and CEO of Exisle Publishing, based in Australia and New Zealand. He has been working with books since he was 11 years old, starting out by helping his dad. 

Gareth has written other adult and children’s books including Finding True Connections and Grandpa’s Noises.

Cats Work Like This is a project begun by David and completed by his son, after Gareth discovered the unfinished manuscript in his late father’s papers. It celebrates their mutual love for the published word, an affection for cats in general, and in particular Sarah, a Siamese Seal Point who was an important member of the St John Thomas household.

*** Win 1 of 4 copies of "Cats work like this" ***
(Total Prize Pool: $140.00) 


1) Like our post (02/04/22) and our Facebook or Instagram pages.

2) In the comments, simply share with us "what is the quirkiest habit your cat has"? on the Australian Cat Lover Facebook or @australiancatlovers on Instagram.

Terms and Conditions:

1. This Competition opened on Saturday 2nd April 2022 (8am) and closed on Thursday 14th April 2022 (11:59pm A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only. 
Congratulations to our winners: J. Burrow, R. Whitehead (via Facebook); @elkebaxy & (via Instagram).
Please allow 2 weeks to receive your prize directly from Exisle Publishing.
2. To Enter, Like our post (02/04/2022) + simply Share with us in the comments "what is the quirkiest habit your cat has"?" via the Australian Cat Lover Facebook page or @australiancatlovers on Instagram.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Cat Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
5. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

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