For cat lovers, the title of this book speaks for itself. The Silent Miaow and the chapter devoted to it spell out all that is most endearing in our feline companions.
Put forth as a secret manuscript typed by a cat and transposed for publication by Paul Gallico, The Silent Miaow is subtitled, 'A Manual for Kittens, Strays and Homeless Cats. The tidy volume does just that, setting out rules and suggestions for taking over a family and how to deal with each situation as it arises.
Amusing and perhaps for us cat owners, just a tad disturbing, was to find myself observed as I read this book by a be-whiskered face carrying that all too familiar, all-knowing yet enigmatic expression.