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Kwong Kuen Shan

Kwong Kuen Shan is a Chinese painter and writer who lived and worked in London for many years. She was born and brought up in Hong Kong where she studied both English and Classical Chinese. She later studied traditional Chinese Brush painting and developed her own style from that background.

Kwong Kuen Shan now lives with her husband near Abergavenny, a small market town in the Welsh borders. She paints landscapes, architecture and currently, mainly cats. She teaches Chinese brush painting and exhibits her work locally.

When not painting or writing she enjoys gardening and playing the piano, cooking and her husband's wine selection.

The Cat and the Tao

This beautiful book combines 40 original cat paintings with a selection of ancient Chinese wisdom, ranging from proverbs to Confucian sayings.

The paintings, reproduced in full colour, are by a Chinese artist living in Britain. Kwong Kuen Shan has carefully chosen words from the Chinese masters to complement her exquisite cat pictures.

The result is a rare and inspiring book that will delight cat lovers everywhere.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Heinemann / Random House
North America Simon and Schuster
Brazil Editora Liberdade
Denmark Cicero
France L'Archipel
France Book Club France Loisirs
Germany Droemer
Italy L'Ippocampo
Japan Artist House
Poland Galaktyka
Russia Eksmo
Sweden Svenska

The Philosopher Cat

Kwong Kuen Shan has gathered together forty beautiful illustrations of the animal many people hold dear to their hearts, accompanied by forty Chinese proverbs or sayings. These cats are instantly recognisable: the playful and adventurous cat; the languid cat; the philosopher cat. With the same style and lightness of touch that made The Cat and the Tao such a delight, this is a beautiful book that cat-lovers will treasure.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Heinemann / Random House
Brazil Editora Liberdade
France L'Archipel
Germany Droemer
Italy L'Ippocampo
Poland Galaktyka
Russia Eksimo
Sweden Svenska

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