Golden Boy Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood

ISBN-10: 0312426267
ISBN-13: 9780312426262
Edition: N/A
Authors: Martin Booth
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Description: At seven years old, Martin Booth found himself with all of Hong Kong at his feet when his father was posted there in 1952. This is his memoir of that youth, a time when he had access to corners of the colony normally closed to a gweilo, a "pale  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

At seven years old, Martin Booth found himself with all of Hong Kong at his feet when his father was posted there in 1952. This is his memoir of that youth, a time when he had access to corners of the colony normally closed to a gweilo, a "pale fellow" like him. From the plink plonk man with his dancing monkey to Nagasaki Jim, and from a drunken child molester to the Queen of Kowloon (the crazed tramp who may have been a Romanov), Martin saw it all--but his memoir illustrates a deeper challenge in his warring parents. This is an intimate and powerful memory of a place and time now past.

Martin Booth (September 7, 1944-February 12, 2004) was a prolific British novelist and poet. He also worked as a teacher and screenwriter, and was the founder of the Sceptre Press. Booth died after an 18-month struggle with cancer in 2004.

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