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Shop Cats of Hong Kong

Marcel Heijnen Catharine Nicol Ian Row



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Thames & Hudson
23 April 2021
When long-term cat owner and Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen moved to Hong Kong, he was delighted to find that many of his neighbours were of the feline variety. It was only natural for him to make friends with the local shop cats and their owners, taking photos as he went. And this book is the charming result.

Against a background of Hong Kong's bustling dried goods trade, dusty shelves groaning with traditional products, the beloved cats either stand out as shop mascots or magically melt away behind boxes and jars. Meanwhile, their innermost thoughts, delivered deadpan, are revealed through Ian Row's intuitive haiku and stories.

With 90 illustrations in colour
By:   Marcel Heijnen
Foreword by:   Catharine Nicol
Contributions by:   Ian Row
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9780500296233
ISBN 10:   0500296235
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   23 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Marcel Heijnen is a Dutch photographer and designer who has lived in Asia for over twenty years. He lives in Hong Kong.

Reviews for Shop Cats of Hong Kong

'Fabulous' - @miuandmao '[An] evocative, profoundly local portrait of a city' - Telegraph

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