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The Hong Kong I Knew: Scenes and Stories from a Childhood in Kowloon

Author :  Marc-Isaac Williams (Illustrator) Lucy Parris

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Hong Kong
Blacksmith Books, Hong Kong
ISBN 9789887963950
Format PaperBack
Language English & Chinese
Year of Publication 2023
Bib. Info 1v.
Product Weight 300 gms.
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Returning to Hong Kong in 1947 after the Japanese occupation, seven-year-old Mark Isaac-Williams had the whole of Kowloon as his playground. Billeted with his family in the once-grand but now dilapidated Peninsula hotel, his life was full of adventure – from the rooftop to the basement, he knew the hotel’s every inch. Roller-skating and horseback riding in Kowloon’s streets and paddling in the hotel’s fountain were a child’s dream after the privations of war. From rickshaws to firecrackers and ladies with bound feet to the ever-present rat problem and smelly beancurd vendors, the mystique of Hong Kong in the 1940s and 50s is brought colourfully to life by Mark’s captivating and richly illustrated story.

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