Jilly Cooper CBE, journalist, celebrity and author of nearly 50 books including novels Riders, Rivals, Polo and Wicked! and non-fiction work Class, The Common Years and, most importantly, Animals in War, first published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum in 1982. Jilly points out that at the end of the reprinted book there is a request for funds to help build the memorial. Very many thanks to all readers who contributed to the fund, but no more money is needed as happily the project is now complete!
The photograph is of Jilly with her cat, Feral, taken by Phil Weedon.