November 2019 - Gweilo: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood by Martin Booth

Hong Kong Ladies Book Club
Hong Kong Ladies Book Club
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Our last book of 2019!

"An inquisitive seven-year-old, Martin Booth found himself with the whole of Hong Kong at his feet when his father was posted there in the early 1950s. Unrestricted by parental control and blessed with bright blond hair that signified good luck to the Chinese, he had free access to hidden corners of the colony normally closed to a Gweilo, a 'pale fellow' like him.

Shadowed by the unhappiness of his warring parents, a broad-minded mother who, like her son, was keen to embrace all things Chinese, and a bigoted father who was enraged by his family's interest in 'going native', Martin Booth's compelling memoir is a journey into Chinese culture and an extinct colonial way of life that glows with infectious curiosity and humour."

This book is available in Kindle version, from Book Depository (world wide free delivery for books) and you can find it in bookstores in Hong Kong. We are a "real" book club which means we do read the book before the meet up and discuss it. New members always welcome.

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