touch not the cat Author:Mary Stewart A contempary novel from the author of The Crystal Cave, and the Hollow Hills. She returns in this novel to the traditions of The Gabriel Hounds, and Airs Above the Ground. — The Ashley family had lived at Ashley Court for generations. With its moated house and ruined gardens, it had been the life long home of Bryony Ashhley, a twenty two year ol... more »d Englishwoman of spirit and beauty. When Bryony's father is killed in a mysterious automobile accident, ownership of the Court passes by legal trust to her cousin Emory.
At first, Bryony feels relief that she has not inherited the responsibility of the Cour. She knows that she possesses the "true" Ashely legacy: the "gift". In ages past it was called "the Sight". Bryony is aware that at least one of the other Ashleys has this gift, but who?
Through out the years this strange telepathic communication has passed between them, causing Bryony to think of it as her "phantom lover".
The search for her Phantom lover, and to determine the meaning of her dying father's last message to her. A warning that mentions a "cat".« less