Jan and Cora Gordon: A Ginger Cat to Contrast Harmoniously with Blue Walls
"Excluding the tunnel, our best room was papered a fine deep blue. In this we had an old table, two chairs - one a wedding-present, the other senile - an easel, and an upturned picture-case as a model throne. We had tried in vain to find an orange cat to contrast harmoniously with our blue walls, but failing this we found a huge yellow Chinese vase."
How delightful, then, this painting by Cora Gordon in which she places the dreamt-of harmonious orange cat next to a vase of flowers in the foreground, looking back over its shoulders at the viewer.
"The most entertaining quality in this entertaining book is the authors' zest for their fellow-men, their adventurous conversations. They are quick to find the real behind the official man. They have, too, the secret of happiness."