* * CAT SNIP: The Oriental Shorthairs, like all the Siamese group breeds, have a long, tubular body, the same width from shoulder to hip. Even their toes are long and slender. Despite their sleek shape, their bodies are muscular and firm, shown off by the luster of their short, close lying coat.
Of all the creatures ever made, man is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. ~Mark Twain
This amazing 1945 painting by Vanessa Bell, Charleston Drawing Room, is for sale at Messum’s (but for rather a large sum of money!). The curtain fabric, however, is available at the Charleston shop; and is to be found on the endpapers of Good Things in England.