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2019 Already

Welcome back.

Be honest. You thought the Cat was dead, eh?  Nothing for two years – the silence had become deafening.

But fret not. We were here all the time, just hibernating and doing other stuff that had to be done.

And we’re back!

You don’t want to be told that “I’m not afraid of Multiple Regression” is on its way, or that “Nathan and Badger” is just awaiting a cover. It’s all still true, but you’ve heard it before. You want new news, news like….

  • Tim Hooper has written a follow up to his excellent “Toward the Heart of Counselling”. It’s just being edited and should be here SOON.
  • Morgan Twining is putting the finishing touches on ‘”Crabble”, where you will meet the very same Crabble as you encountered in “Mr Crabble’s Heroic Limericks for Reckless Girls and Boys”.  It will be with you SOON.
  • Neil Scott really, really is finishing off “I’m not afraid of Multiple Regression” (even though we said we wouldn’t mention it) and it will be with you SOONISH.
  • And as we’ve mentioned that we will also mention that “Nathan and Badger” will be here sooner than SOONISH.

We are so excited we are going to do our breathing exercises then eat cake.

Be assured that Caustic Cat will continue to make the world a better, happier, smilier, prettier place in 2019.

Wishing everyone a splendid New Year.

Yours

The Caustic Cat

 

So how accurate is a Caustic Cat?

In our last enthralling blog we boldly proclaimed that if we didn’t get a new book out by the end of the year, it would be reasonable to state that we are ‘not really very accurate’.

Well, we didn’t get a new book out.

So are we ‘not really very accurate’?

We have two potential responses to this.  The first is in the spirit of the new politics; just lie about it and blame someone else which is, to be honest, rather appealing.  But that is not the Caustic Cat way.

No, bold lies are not for us.  We prefer a second, rather more sneaky and evasive approach. So how’s this…..

We didn’t get a new book out and so it could be said of us that we were ‘not really very accurate’ but that was last year and, so far this year, we have a 100% accuracy rating, so let’s look to the future and not to the past.  To summarise, we are jolly accurate.

Not great, but it will have to do.

But now, let’s get down to business. News for the new year!

We have a NEW cover for Neil Scott’s “I’m not afraid of Logistic Regression”, the cheeriest introduction to Logistic Regression you are likely to find.  Why the change?  We’re too scared to tell you but it really is a very good reason.

The much delayed and requested “I’m not afraid of Multiple Regression” is still being written – it’s not been forgotten or neglected, oh no, it’s still coming.

We’ve seen a surge in sales for Tim Hooper’s excellent ‘Towards the Heart of Counselling’ – hurrah for Tim – we suggest you bombard us with requests for a follow up volume.

Morgan Twining’s adventure story for reckless children, ‘Nathan and Badger’, is just having it’s cover finalised and is then ready to go.

Finally, it has been pointed out to us by a refreshingly well-informed 12-year-old that one meaning of ‘caustic’ is ‘dissolves flesh’.  We’ll just leave it at that.

Have a splendid 2017

The Caustic Cat

 

 

 

‘Torrent’ of fantastic books coming

OK, if you need more than two books to make it a ‘torrent’ then maybe our headline is a little misleading, but why get hung up on these things?  Let’s just enjoy the fact that there are two more Caustic Cat books about to hit the world stage.

Tim Hooper’s ‘Toward the Heart of Counselling’ is a reflection on the process of moving from a trainee to a practicing counsellor and presents his thoughts on how his training relates to the reality of those initial counselling sessions.  It will be of undoubted value to trainee and new counsellors as it raises many challenging and thought provoking issues, but more experienced counsellors will also find much of value to reflect on.  For those outside the counselling it provides a fascinating insight into the demands placed on counsellors and the attitudes they bring to their work whilst raising questions about how the rest of us treat other people and the impact we have on them.

And you can currently get it FREE!  (We hope that didn’t cheapen the whole discussion.)

Talking of cheap (and dirty, grubby, lacking in sophistication and even basic decency), we believe that ‘Mr Crabble’s Heroic Limericks for Reckless Boys and Girls’ should be arriving at the Amazon store next week. The estimable Mr Crabble has variously been described as ‘a literary giant’ (Mr Crabble), a ‘unique voice that touches the heart of youth’ (also Mr Crabble), ‘very pretty in a potato-ish sort of way’ (Crabble again), ‘Foul’ (an independent commentator), ‘a compelling argument for government to have greater control over the kind of puerile nonsense that gets published these days’ (someone who’s not that keen on independent creativity) and ‘soiled‘ (Mr Crabble once more, though with great pride). Rumours that this collection of poems was compiled and edited by Morgan Twining and that he left out the more unspeakable pieces (about 97% of all those originally submitted in Mr Crabble’s greasy brown suitcase) remain just that; rumours.  Mr Twining, looking more fretful than usual, has declined to comment on anything relating to Mr Crabble.

And this book will also initially cost nothing!  FREE!  (Crabble will be furious.)

We’ll keep you updated.

Caustic Cat