Rachel Haywood 
    artist, singer, scientist  

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The Adventures of George and Flora

George and Flora are two cats who think themselves human. 

In 'Beyond the Cat Flap' the cats settle in to their new home and discover the neighbourhood. Suitable for children aged 7+ (and some adults). 


Available online from            lulu        TSL Publications       

Waterstones     Amazon 

In 'He

ad to the Country', we join them in their discovery of the Yorkshire Dales, meeting rats, horses, squirrels and the circus. Suitable for children aged 7+


Author reads the beginning of 'Head to the Country'.

'The Old Village Cat'

George and Flora learn there is a new world outside their safe home. Suitable for children aged 2-4.
Available from  TSL Publications       lulu (ebook)         


Author reads the beginning of 'The Old Village Cat'.

In 'Storytime', the Old Village cat prepares the kittens for a new world outside 

their safe home. Suitable for children aged 4-7.


Available from  TSL Publications       lulu (ebook)   

I was inspired to illustrate and write my first children’s books about the adventures of two cats, following a suggestion by a friend when I posted pictures and comments about my Birman cats “George and Flora” on Facebook. The first book was inspired by George and Flora’s kittenhood in Middlesex; and the second when the 'family' partly relocated to Cumbria; driving up the M1 and discovering rural life and wildlife. The adventures of George and Flora are unashamedly anthropomorphic; the cats relate to the humans and communicate with other animals about their feelings and the problems they face.