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Jane Webster's new book 'French House Chic' launch with Thames & Hudson

Join author Jane Webster in the Franque Dining Room to celebrate the release of French House Chic.

Dreaming of a French house…

 It is more than twelve years since Jane Webster, the poster girl for selling up and following your dreams, bought Chateau Bosgouet, a derelict chateau in Normandy and moved her young family to France. In those twelve years, Jane has established an internationally renowned business, she has shepherded her children through their school years both in France and in Australia, she has made long-lasting friendships in her adopted home and she has spent countless hours observing French style.

French House Chic is a glimpse inside the most private of French residences: from supremely elegant Parisian apartments to lavishly upholstered sitting rooms in French country estates. From le salon to la salle de bain and every room in between, here is visual inspiration to achieve the most French look in any space. Or just to be momentarily immersed in all that Gallic flair.

This is Jane’s very personal story of a lifetime of cultivating an eye for style and bringing it to life in the home - a style that can be emulated with just some simple guidance. It is a book for rethinking: one that will make you want to rearrange your copper saucepans, reupholster your sofa, or book the next flight to Paris. And last but not least, this is the book that answers the question of what happens if you really chase your dreams.

About the author and photographer

Jane runs The French Table from her house in Normandy. She spends six months in France each year where she organises cultural tours and cooking classes throughout the region. She is the author to two best-selling titles At My French Table and French Ties (both Penguin).

Robyn Lee is a photographer and the author of Dinner with Jackson Pollock (Assouline).

Title    French House Chic

ISBN    9780500500965          Price   AUS$59.99 NZ$65.00

Published by Thames & Hudson  Publication date:  October 2017