I have owned a Russian Blue and didn't know much about the breed. My wife and I are interested in getting another as a pet since they are such great family cats. I bought this book on ebay and was surpised at how much I had to pay. It was worth every penny. This book was published in 1983 and is no longer available new. Ingeborg Urcia is an authority on the breed and her book is very informative. She is no longer living. I loved this book and it really sold me on this breed and had great advice on finding a reputable cattery and the right cat for our home. Although you will pay quite a bit for the book, it is worth it.
I purchased a male and female Russian Blue from a reputable breeder. The book was historically and photographically most helpful. June the 2nd my darlings will be a year old - I am a 73 year young cat lover. My Siamese in the past were always 1/12 years apart. Two kittens from the same litter are like having twins. It takes constant attention and reinforcement.