A Cat Called Norton

Author: Peter Gethers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091933293

Category: Cat owners

Page: 229

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Peter was a confirmed loner and cat hater, until he was given a small, grey (and impeccably handsome) kitten with folded ears by his then girlfriend. The girlfriend went but Norton stayed in fact, he and Peter became inseparable.

The Cat Who'll Live Forever

Author: Peter Gethers

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0767910877

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 8793


The final, poignant chapter in a trilogy of bestselling true stories about a floppy-eared Scottish Fold named Norton Peter Gethers was a confirmed cat hater until the day he received a six-week-old kitten as a gift. Walking the streets of New York with Norton tucked into his pocket, Gethers began forming an intense attachment to his new pet. Before long Norton was flying with his owner on the Concorde to Europe, sipping milk in Parisian cafés, and eating custom-made pounce pizzas at Spago. Soon Gethers began to detail Norton’s adventures in print, and with The Cat Who Went to Paris and A Cat Abroad the duo made history as well as many, many friends around the world. The Cat Who’ll Live Forever chronicles the latest in Norton’s astonishing adventures, celebrity encounters, and worldwide excursions, culminating in his heartwarming and heartbreaking final cross-country trip. The first half of this book will have you smiling and laughing as Norton changes the lives of the Italian owners of a thirteenth-century abbey in Sicily, attends movie premiers with Sir Anthony Hopkins in the chic Hamptons, and relaxes at the dog run in Greenwich Village’s Washington Square Park. But as Norton gets older his schedule slows down and he struggles with the aches and pains and physical inconveniences that go along with age, teaching his human the essentials of loving and caring and coping with illness. Ultimately Norton passes along to his owner the most valuable lessons of all¯how to deal with death and grief, how to live life on your own terms, and how to appreciate and savor the joyful times that come along while we’re here on earth. The Cat Who’ll Live Forever is, on one level, a touching meditation on love and relationships and dealing with the pain of inevitable loss. Above all, it is a deeply moving and life-affirming tribute to a humble little animal who never let stardom go to his head and always understood the meaning of true friendship.

Norton, the Loveable Cat Who Travelled the World

Author: Peter Gethers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849413878

Category: Human-animal relationships

Page: 108

View: 505


Based on A Cat Called Norton, the international bestseller. Peter Gethers hated cats, until he met Norton, a very cute, very friendly Scottish Fold kitten. Soon Peter and Norton were inseparable, travelling together on trains and boats, in planes and cars all over the world!

The Cat Who Went to Paris

Author: Peter Gethers

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307764400

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 6797


NATIONAL BESTSELLER • When the world is your oyster, you need a cat to enjoy it with you. “An entertaining romp that leaves no doubt that Mr. Gethers and his cat have a most remarkable relationship.”—Kiki Olson, The New York Times Book Review At one time in his life, Peter Gethers, publisher, screenwriter, and author, was a confirmed loner and cat hater. All that changed when a Scottish Fold kitten named Norton entered his life. Peter opened his heart to Norton and soon they were inseparable. Together they rode the ferry to Fire Island, traversed the subways of Manhattan, traveled on the Concorde to Paris, dated beautiful women, and even dined in the world’s finest restaurants. Norton knows how to impress simply by being himself—an amusing and intelligent companion who understands silence, enjoys the thrill of the chase, and gladly accepts the devotion of man and womankind. He also teaches his fallible owner how to live, love, and be a compassionate human being. The Cat Who Went to Paris proves that sometimes all it takes is paws and personality to change a life.

A Cat Abroad

Author: Peter Gethers

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307764419

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 8708


"Charming, witty, and winning...[A] delightful sequel." SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER Norton charmed even the most avowed cat haters in the bestselling THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS. Now, in Peter Gethers' and Norton's further adventures, the extraordinary feline with the great Scottish Fold ears, is hightailing it to the south of France--and making pit stops all over the globe (with his favorite human, of course). Along the way, Norton and his human companion face change and learn to understand the problems and the pleasure that come with growing up and growing older together. Like its predecessor, A CAT ABROAD is funny, touching, and wise. AN ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB

Hades

Author: Russell Andrews

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751569828

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4059


Police Chief Justin Westwood was content to escape his big-city past in sleepy East End Harbour. But the brutal murder of a Wall Street shark is about to change everything... While Justin is in bed with his married lover, her husband is murdered. He can provide a solid alibi for her, but his own position isn't so clear cut - after all, it's he who has the contacts to arrange for his rival's removal. At least that is what his bosses think, so Justin is on his own - it's up to him to solve the crime. A trail of dead bodies draws him back home to Providence, RI, where he must deal with the demons of his past. Here, Justin will discover a complex corporate scam with unimaginable murky depths and, at the heart of it all, a deadly individual whose greatest joy lies in human suffering and death.

For the Love of Norton

Author: Peter Gethers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091933315

Category: Human-animal relationships

Page: 256

View: 9818


There are only three things a cat needs for a fine life - good food, a comfortable bed, and universal praise and love. Luckily - after converting his human, Peter, from cat hater to cat lover - Norton has plenty of all three. And they're about to get bett

Icarus

Author: Russell Andrews

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751569844

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 9243


When a burglary goes wrong on the opening night of his new restaurant, Jack Keller is left a widower and suffering from several bullet wounds... Suffering from emotional and physical turmoil Jack becomes a recluse, until Kid Demeter, a young man Jack once regarded as a son and who is now a formidable physiotherapist, bullies him into better health. Then Kid is found dead, but Jack cannot accept the view that his death was either accidental or suicide. Knowing he owes Kid for getting his own life back on track, Jack starts to investigate Kid's personal life and discovers he was a serial womaniser. He begins to identify and locate these women, but every time he speaks to one of them they end up dead. Then, as he edges closer to the truth of Kid's death, he realises that his wife's murder was the catalyst of all that followed... Praise for Russell Andrews 'With deft characterisation and pacy writing, Icarus marks Russell Andrews out as a real contender in the thriller stakes' Irish Independent 'I defy you to figure out who dunnit, why they dunnit, or how they dunnit' Janet Evanovich

Aphrodite

Author: Russell Andrews

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 075156981X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6126


Whenever the word Aphrodite is whispered somebody dies. The victims never know what it meant: is it a person, a product, a code word - what? And why is keeping its meaning secret, so important? Justin Westwood has retreated from reality by taking a menial post with the police department in Long Island. Mindless traffic duty and a lot of booze stop him reliving the past, but his dormant professionalism is reluctantly awakened when he realises that the death of a young journalist is deliberate, not accidental. Retracing the woman's movements in the hours before her death, Justin learns she's been in trouble for quoting some erroneous facts in an obituary of a man who had been living in the local old people's home. Not the sort of mistake which normally brings a duo of professional hitmen to the door of a fallible reporter, and certainly not one which brings the FBI into town. As Justin attempts to unravel the puzzle, he finds someone is a step ahead of him, disposing of witnesses and setting him up for the rap. Realising he has to face real life at its starkest if he is to survive, he goes solo - and finds himself at the centre of one of the greatest conspiracies of his time. Praise for Russell Andrews 'A fast moving thriller in the Grisham genre' Sunday Telegraph 'I defy you to figure out who dunnit, why they dunnit, or how they dunnit' Janet Evanovich