I absolutely love this book! I came across it by accident some time ago and I am surprised it is still on our shelves at the time of writing. Or maybe not...
It is nothing special to look at from the outside.... A Naval Melo-drama. I must admit, I had to look up melodrama in the Oxford Dictionary which states:
A sensational dramatic piece with exaggerated characters and exciting events intended to appeal to the emotions. Definitely the case!
A play interspersed with songs and orchestral music accompanying the action... It would be very interesting to see this as a play... poor cat.
It is not a long read, one can read it through quickly although it rather spoils the fun if one does not take time to scrutinise the accompanying amusing illustrations which are mostly b/w with a few in colour.