Author Robert Wang spoke about his new book on Radio 3 yesterday, and you can now listen to the interview online. Hear how he fled from civil-war Shanghai in 1949 and took a perilous journey to Hong Kong, jumping from the train when it came under attack.

Robert’s memoir of his incredible life, Walking The Tycoons’ Rope, is Dymocks’ book of the month for May. The rags-to-riches story offers a rare look inside the unimaginably wealthy world of Hong Kong’s property tycoons, but the tales of his previous poverty — arriving in Hong Kong as a refugee and living beside Kowloon’s walled city — are equally compelling.

Robert was also interviewed last week by Time Out Hong Kong.