"The Cat's Whiskers" is a 1986 book by English actress Beryl Reid telling about her cats over the years. That time of writing it, she had 10 cats.
There is a typed note inside my copy that reminds me what a lost art letter writing has become.
And we should all give our houses a name like they do in England. This guy's house is named Homelands.
"Homelands -- 131 City Way -- Rochester -- Kent. ME1 2BD. U.K.
14th December 1989
At long last we have been successful in obtaining the copies of 'The Cat's Whiskers' - it certainly has been a long time, but just no bookshop or wholesaler had any of the paperbacks available - however, there is an old proverb, something similar to the 'he who tries will succeed' and during the past months it has not been without trying - so I am delighted to send them to you, (sorry they were not in time for Christmas).
To-day is rather a dull miserable one, a little rain (we still need gallons of it after the hot summer) although not very cold. A very cold spell came and went a couple of weeks ago, so now we are wondering what form of weather the Christmas period will be like - last year it was super.
We did have an enjoyable weekend when I played some tapes which Frank kindly recorded for us - one of my favourites is still Jesse Crawford playing his selection as the sound is so soft also pleasing and we did appreciate Frank making the time to re-tape these recordings.
I will not write at length today as the prime item is to wrap then mail the books without delay, therefore you may receive them by the New Year.
Again, both of us sincerely trust you enjoy Christmas, good health during 1990 and we are looking forward to your visit.
[Handwritten:] Diana joins me with sending our love - Michael."
Isn't it gracious? He sure liked to use dashes.
Here is a picture of their house, called Homelands: