Release Date: 05/01/12
Following on from Tom's life with six cats in UNDER THE PAW, he now picks up the story in TALK TO THE TAIL, updating readers on what has happened with his feline friends as well as looking back for more confessions about his animal-loving past. Readers of Tom's previous book will be delighted to read what has happened to his six eccentric cats. Why does Janet keep bringing 1980s sweet wrappers into the house? Will 24-hour surveillance of The Bear, using a state-of-the-art cat GPS system, finally solve the mystery of his wanderlust? Tom also writes about his bumbling forays into the remainder of the animal kingdom. He attempts to overcome his crippling fear of horses with disastrous results, chase ostriches in Kenya, put his hand into a tiger's mouth for 0.9 seconds and he meets his 'alter-doggo' -- the spaniel Tom regularly walks who likes to roll around in dead animals. Where will it all end? Will he give in to temptation and get a dog, a goat or even more cats? With this soppy creature-obsessive, anything is possible. Gerald Durrell has lots of family and other animals, but Tom Cox has MY ANIMALS AND OTHER FAMILY.
Like Tom, I have a secret identity. I too am Cat-Man, able to rip open pouches at the speed of light, with the super power of tickles and able to hold conversations with my feline friends (and yes, they do swear at me.) What this title does is bring more exploits of Tom’s six “friends” to the reader so they can enjoy the journey through a man’s everyday life with these extraordinary friends which will make you laugh, occasionally cry but always with a story to keep you interested.
Add to this a wonderfully talkative writing style that will appeal to the reader, a great sense of finding the right thing at the right time to keep the reader happy and a book that will strike more than the occasional chord with the reader.