Doreen Tovey enchants us again
with stories of life with her
husband Charles in a West
Country village, where they are
driven to distraction by Siamese
cats, Annabel the donkey, nesting swallows, bucking
horses, and the villagers who
still regard them as inept
townsfolk, even after 18 years.
In an effort to get away from it
all, they take a trip to Canada to see the bears and wolves—
much to the alarm of Father
Adams and Miss Wellington. If
they can't handle Siamese cats,
how will they handle a grizzly?
However, after hearing what the villagers have been up to in
their absence, they wonder if
they might have been safer in
Canada. As for the cats, Seeley
and Shebalu start acting
strangely when they develop a taste for dog food. But it is time
for another solemn little Seal
Point to come into their lives—
who takes some settling in.