Month: January 2016

Isn’t it quiet!

Well, it seems that way. Caustic cat promised you the Multiple Regression book (which has been unavoidably delayed by probably quite avoidable things) and some examples of the Logistic Regression book (which we haven’t got around to sorting out yet, what with that big cake arriving and Christmas being terribly exciting).


On the other hand, we haven’t promised you a great deal on the Children’s book front yet still a children’s book is emerging from the mists of unpublishedness into the realisable actuality of publishedness!  (That sentence pioneered the use of the English language and had a nice Hegelian bit in it too so let’s have no carping or whining about what is probably one of the finest blogs you’ll see today.)

Back to the topic in hand.  I know that ‘imminent’ is a word that Caustic Cat bandy around in a rather cavalier fashion, but Morgan Twining’s ‘Nathan and Badger’ (known in some quarters as the ‘eagerly anticipated new Morgan Twining children’s novel ‘Nathan and Badger’) is IMMINENT.

We say it without apology.

Imminent .

Tell your friends. Tell strangers and even tell people you don’t like.  It’s imminent!

On that splendid thought, let’s get back to that cake.

The Caustic Cat


Caustic Cat says, “bye, bye Bowie”

It’s been a day of heavy hearts and aimless wandering around the office for The Caustic Cat as we come to terms with the death of David Bowie.  He never wrote a book on statistics (though if he had it would have been superb) and didn’t produce any stories for children (imagine that; a children’s novel by David Bowie!) but we claim him, like so many others have, as one of our own.

Caustic Cat are unanimous in identifying Hunky Dory as his finest album and Labyrinth as our favourite Bowie film. On songs we differ, but the votes went to:

  • Space Oddity
  • Life on Mars
  • Queen Bitch
  • Blue Jean

The lessons we learned from Bowie today are to take risks, don’t be afraid of failure, play some loud music and eat cake.  (Actually, we didn’t learn all of these lessons from Bowie, but they seem good to us anyway.)

In closing, we note that Tin Machine was a lot better than the critics say, so don’t be put off.

We hope tomorrow will be better than today.


Caustic Cat