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Golden Boy Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood

ISBN-10: 0312426267

ISBN-13: 9780312426262

Edition: N/A

Authors: Martin Booth

List price: $23.00
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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.
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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

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.