In this book Cleveland Amory shares more stories from his life and the life of his cat, Polar Bear, a companion of many years he had rescued from the streets on one Christmas night. This is the third book in the series. Unlike the first two, it has more stories of people Mr. Amory had met while he owned Polar Bear than stories about the cat himself, althouth the cat is of course present throughout the book.
The book tells more about Mr. Amory's work as an animal activist and more of his work as a writer. One of the chapters describes his experience with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, who wanted him to ghost-write a book for them. Amory shows the couple's vane, luxurious life, their lack of sense, the Duchess' desire to be accepted as royalty although she was not born as such. He ended up refusing to write the book, and I don't blame him.
Polar Bear, it turns out, had met many famous people - actors, TV personalities, writers. Some of the meetings are described in the book, with Amory's usual wit. One of my favorite episodes was about George C. Scott who managed to get Polar Bear come out from under the couch with one simple phrase - after all the coaxing of others had failed. The book has a sad ending because it was written after Polar Bear had died.
This report prepared by Laura Southcombe