Recent blog posts and news
Any reviews of our books on Amazon are most welcome, but especially when they are as detailed as these ones. The Mercenary Mandarin (Amazon link here) tells the story of William Mesny, a Jersey boy who ran off to sea and arrived in Shanghai in 1860 when he was just 18. Amid the chaos of [...]
We were pleased to see The Tiger Hunters of Tai O next to The World of Suzie Wong on the shelves at Bookazine in IFC, Hong Kong. Fact fans (or, er, fiction fans) might not know that Suzie's boyfriend, Robert Lomax, makes a cameo appearance in Tiger Hunters! "When the action in Tiger Hunters led [...]
For the "Dad and me love history" podcast, Paul Letters and son James invited Lindsay Varty to talk about the traditional tradespeople of Hong Kong. "Pirates, poo collectors and toymakers: did the Chinese have the best jobs in history?" is the question. Click here to listen to the answer!
Join us for a book talk & signing with Paul French for his latest book Destination Shanghai: a collection of 18 biographical vignettes of the famous and infamous who travelled to Shanghai during the city's golden age. Wednesday 10th April 2019 6.30pm–7.30pm Bookazine Prince's Building, Shop 326-328, Landmark Prince's, Central, Hong Kong Free event – [...]
Paul French is a well known British author whose work focuses on China's 20th-century history. One of his most successful books, Midnight in Peking, has won several awards, including both the CWA Gold Dagger and the MWA Edgar Award. His latest book is Destination Shanghai. He'll be at Vibe Bookshop in Mui Wo, Lantau Island, [...]