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WIN: Cat Among The Pigeons Hamper

Posted By Marilynh / August 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

 What did Marilyn Monroe have in common
with the ugliest bird in the world?! 

Find out by reading Cat Among The Pigeons

Or try winning yourself a copy in this fabulous competition!


Cat among pigeons



Cat Among The Pigeons
Animal myths, musings and matter of fact
 Author:  David Muirhead


Here’s another batch of David Muirhead’s unrespectable creatures, following his successful earlier volume of hilarious animal accounts (The Bedside Ark ).  It offers a wealth of accurate information on each of the profiled creatures, while revealing their softer sides and the near-human frailties from which they suffer – and temptations for which they fall. Delightful, humorous pen-and-ink sketches accompany many of the stories.

Muirhead’s mix of humour, mythology, anecdotal tales and folklore builds quirky and captivating portraits of each animal, and makes for a lighthearted, funny – as well as illuminating – read.

This new anthology, offering something different from the standard collection of animal CVs, will appeal to anyone interested in humorous writing and the natural world, no matter their age (from teen to adult) or level of knowledge.


Enjoy this extract from Cat Among the Pigeons :


Most folk think that Marilyn Monroe had nothing in common with the ugliest bird in the world, and they are, of course, right. Except for those feathers. The marabou stork and Ms Monroe shared that cosy little secret. She occasionally wore them to adorn her shoes and, quite probably, her unmentionables, whereas the marabou wears them, or rather grows them, on its tail.  Click here to read more..



About the Author


David MuirheadLong-time English writer and journalist David Muirhead has already published several books, including a collection of satirical short stories that drew acclaim from the British press.

Struik Nature published his earlier anthology, The Bedside Ark – A riotous assembly of unrespectable creaturesThe Cat Among the Pigeons  is his latest release.

He lives in Vermont, Western Cape.




ISBN: 9781775845133 | RRP: R180.00

Website:  www.penguinrandomhouse.co.za


Cat among the pigeons


  How to enter:

Please send your entry (only one entry per person)
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Contact details – name, surname, cell phone number, email address and physical address

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Closing date for competition:  12h00 –  Friday 31 August 2018


Bedside Ark


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