Touch Not the Cat Author:Mary Stewart The Ashley family had lived at Ashley Court for generations. With its moated house and ruined gardens the court has been the lifelong home of Byrony Ashley, a twenty-two-year-old English woman of spirit and beauty. However, when her father is killed in an automobile accident the house passes to the next male heir according to the legal trust s... more »et up by the first Ashley male who owned the house.
At first Byrony is relieved because the house quickly depletes cash reserves of those who care for it. However, she knows she possesses the true family heritage, an ability to communicate mind to mind with another person. Since she was a child she has been communicating with a friend who she has recently referred to as her lover. She believes that this person must be one of her male cousins but discovers otherwise. As the story unfolds, Byrony finds herself in desperate situations and trying to save herself and her friend-lover.« less