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Touch Not the Cat
Touch Not the Cat | Mary Stewart
11 posts | 12 read | 1 reading | 7 to read
Bryony Ashley knows that her family's grand estate is both hell and paradise -- once elegant and beautiful, yet mired in debt and shrouded in shadow. Devastated by her father;s sudden strange death abroad, she is nonetheless relieved to learn the responsibility of running Ashley Court has fallen to a cousin. Still, her father's final, dire warning about a terrible family curse haunts her days and her dreams.
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CoffeeK8
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Mehso-so

Mary Stewart is always an amazing author, but some of her minor characters have moments of casual racism that go unchecked so I can‘t give the book a pick. #romantsy

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xicanti
Touch Not the Cat | Mary Stewart
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My bedside book stack‘s a bit tall right now. Them‘s the perils of having a primary book, an in-between book, a short fiction collection, poetry, and some nonfiction on the go while you also tackle a manga published in omnibus form and use a print copy to track your progress through your current audiobook.

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xicanti
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Book + cocktail. My parents recently went to America and bought me a 1.75-litre bottle of generic Irish Cream solely because it was $14.75. (Here, the same amount of Bailey‘s costs $60.) I‘ve been reading up on cocktails I can make with it, and I‘ve fallen in love with the Toblerone. It calls for 30ml each of Irish Cream, Frangelico, and Kahlua shaken with 60ml of cream over ice, then strained. Probably into a different sort of glass than I use.

Megabooks Sounds like a great dessert drink! 3mo
xicanti @Megabooks it‘s absolutely delicious! Especially with chocolate chili Kahlua, which is all I‘ve got. 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo That sounds delicious! 3mo
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xicanti @Molly_the_mezzo I highly recommend it. I haven‘t actually gotten around to trying any other Irish Cream cocktails because it‘s so good! 3mo
batsy That drink sounds delicious and I love that cover. 3mo
xicanti @batsy it‘s got such a 70s mystery vibe to it. 3mo
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xicanti
Touch Not the Cat | Mary Stewart
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Time for a wee break from FREEDOM & NECESSITY, which is very good but very dense. Mary Stewart seemed like an appropriate person to turn to on this gloomy afternoon. I bought TOUCH NOT THE CAT during the last Book Market, and I‘d like to get it off La TBR before the next one starts on the 26th. It‘ll be another square filled on the little bingo card I made to encourage myself to actually read my 2019 acquisitions, too.

charl08 Love that title! 3mo
xicanti @charl08 me, too! Plus, her author photo on the back cover is of her with a cat. 3mo
mcipher Oh this one is so good! Well, they all are... Mary Stewart is amazing and that‘s a great cover, too. 3mo
xicanti @mcipher it started off really well. I‘m eager to sink further into it tonight. 3mo
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Lcsmcat
Touch Not the Cat | Mary Stewart
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1. Only in that I reread A Christmas Carol every December;
2. Lots, but I‘ll tag this old favorite;
3. Morning person, married to a musician, which means I‘ve become a bit of a night owl in order to spend time with him;
4. Left.
#Sundaysurvey @alisonrose

Crazeedi Love mary stewart! 1y
alisonrose Thanks for playing! 1y
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SusanInTiburon
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Pickpick

I have really been enjoying Mary Stewart's graceful, intelligent storytelling lately. Touch Not the Cat involves the youngest generation of an old family endowed with a crumbling estate and powers of psychic communication. I found it engrossing.

P.S. The painting is called Les Caresses Dangereuses by François Boucher, at the San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor. There's something very unsettling about that cat.

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lycomayflower
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This is most often #howiread - on my couch in the sunroom, with feline overlord in attendance

#riotgrams
#howyouread
#catsoflitsy
#thepassage

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quietjenn
Touch Not the Cat | Mary Stewart
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So many shelves to choose from. But it's getting late and I'm tired, so how about just the one in front of me? Mostly comfort reads. Lots of Agatha and other mysteries. H.P., L.M., Mary Stewart and random mass markets I've had forever. #riotgrams #shelfie

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quirkyreader
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#TBRTuesday and a day early for #WonderWomanWednesday. I hope to read this lost story someday. I love it when the guardian has articles like this.

[DELETED] 2232195534 Thanks for sharing this! A forgotten novella! I want to read it!! 3y
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[DELETED] 2232195534
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#tbt Mary Stewart was one of favorite authors in my late teens/early 20's. She wrote Gothic romantic suspense and also a lovely set of fantasy books about Merlin, among other things. I have collected hardcovers of my favorites and love to see them on my 'keeper' shelf. Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow Stewart died in 2014 at the great age of 97. Have you read any of her books?

marixa I feel like I have, but it would have been long ago. She puts me in mind of Victoria Holt...did you ever read her? 3y
Dragon Loved her suspense books the best :such as Thunder on The Right. Also read the Crystal Cave but I fell hard for Merlin and could not read on 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 @marixa I definitely read Victoria Holt. My favorite of hers is Bride Of Pendorric. Think that was the first Gothic romance I read. I was about 12. 😀 3y
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[DELETED] 2232195534 @Dragon Yes, me too. My husband read the fantasy books. Probably my absolute favorite is Wildfire At Midnight. Love the Scotland setting. ❤️ 3y
Karenlovesbooks I loved the Merlin books! I've been fascinated by the Arthurian legends ever since watching the Disney movie The Sword and The Stone. 3y
Lakesidemusing I read The Ivy Tree a few years ago... very good! 3y
quirkyreader Yes, and I plenty more still to read. 3y
Dragon I'm thinking I should reread them. I will start watching for them at booksales 😀 3y
marixa Yes! Me, too. 3y
LisaJo I read her Merlin series while in University. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Touch Not the Cat | Mary Stewart

#tbt Mary Stewart was one of favorite authors in my late teens/early 20's. She wrote Gothic romantic suspense and also a lovely set of fantasy books about Merlin, among other things. I have collected hardcovers of my favorites and love to see them on my 'keeper' shelf. Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow Stewart died in 2014 at the great age of 97. Have you read any of her books?