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Destination Shanghai

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18 true stories of those who went…

For the privileged a cosmopolitan pleasure ground;
For the desperate a port of last resort.

A pot of gold at the end of an Oriental rainbow;
A thick slice of hell denounced from the pulpit.

The start of a journey for many;
The end of the road for some.

A place to find fame, or to seek anonymity;
Rogues, chancers, showgirls, criminals…

For so many people from so many lands, there was one phrase that sent a tingle of hope or a shiver of anticipation down every spine:

“DESTINATION SHANGHAI”

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Contents and Introduction 

Shanghai’s Most Charming Gangster: Elly ‘The Swiss’ Widler (1940)

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Description

For the privileged a cosmopolitan pleasure ground;
For the desperate a port of last resort.

A pot of gold at the end of an Oriental rainbow;
A thick slice of hell denounced from the pulpit.

The start of a journey for many;
The end of the road for some.

A place to find fame, or to seek anonymity;
Rogues, chancers, showgirls, criminals…

For so many people from so many lands, there was one phrase that sent a tingle of hope or a shiver of anticipation down every spine:

DESTINATION SHANGHAI”

Additional information

Weight430 g
Dimensions140 × 216 mm
Pages

340

Binding

Paperback

Illustrations

80+ black-and-white photos

About the author

Paul French was born in London, educated there and in Glasgow, and lived and worked in Shanghai for many years. His book Midnight in Peking was a New York Times bestseller, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, a Mystery Writers’ of America Edgar award winner for Best Fact Crime and a Crime Writers’ Association (UK) Dagger award for non-fiction. His more recent book City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir has received much praise, with The Economist writing, ‘…in Mr French the city has its champion storyteller.’

Both Midnight in Peking and City of Devils are currently being developed for television. Stories from Destination Shanghai will be serialised on RTHK Radio 3.

His blog is at www.chinarhyming.com.