Picked up an excellent book at the airport the other day. Very timely for us I have to say. The book, by Martin Booth, is called ‘Gweilo’ and is the story of his childhood in Hong Kong in the fifties. Martin became a respected journalist writing a number of fictional titles and some notable books on Hong Kong, including Opium: A History and The Triads.
I’m only about 50 pages in but it is a wonderful read – particularly poingnant for someone who also ‘grew up’ in Hong Kong.
Pick up a copy and enjoy – whether or not you’ve been to Hong Kong it is a fascinating insight and jogs many memories for me.