There's lots of buttered toast and tea, cambric tea to be sure, in this sporadic story about Harriet, 12, and her younger sister kitten who go to spend several months in London with their great-aunt Sophie, at a tearoom- The Cherry Pie. Expectedly there are many goodies (recipes for four are appended at the end) along with the youthful warmth of Aunt Sophie herself. And through a young man who comes to live in the attic, Harriet gets a chance to be in a play, earn some money and some publicity for The Cherry Pie. The author was once a child actress and also has run a London cakeshop such as this... Kitten says ""Num Num"" to the sweets she likes. Will little American girls?