The French Cat by Rachael Hale

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One of the most successful animal photographers in the world today, Rachael McKenna (née Hale) turns her lens toward France—her newly adopted home—and the charismatic cats that inhabit this picturesque backdrop. The result is The French Cat, a stunning exploration of the country and its felines. Remarkable French landscapes, both urban and rural, are populated with cats brimming with personality—whether languidly strolling in a quaint village or regally perched on the doorstep of an elegant château. Rachael also tells the story of her new life in France with her husband and new baby in tow. This heartwarming narrative—along with engaging quotes from famous French cat lovers and literary greats—accompanies the images, making the eclectic and lushly illustrated record of Rachael’s journey an all-around delight for Francophiles and cat lovers alike.

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“A gorgeous love letter to her adopted country . . . these are evocative, beautifully composed landscapes and interiors that just happen to feature the small, inquisitive face of un petit chat.”

—Publishers Weekly



About Rachael Hale

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Rachael McKenna (née Hale) is a photographer and bestselling author whose books-including 101 Cataclysms: For the Love of Cats and Smitten: A Kitten's Guide to Happiness-have sold more than 2.8 million copies. Originally from New Zealand, Rachael now lives in France with her husband, Andrew, and their daughter, Charlize.
Published October 1, 2011 by Stewart, Tabori and Chang. 168 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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Photographer and ailurophile Hale (101 Cataclysms), born in New Zealand and living in France, offers a gorgeous love letter to her adopted country, its cities and famous light, and most of all—its cats.

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