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              Books by Gill Shaddick

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              The Hong Kong Letters: A Travel Memoir
               

              The Hong Kong Letters: A Travel Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shaddick, Gill

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $34.99
              • Available At Publisher

              In the late sixties when the Beatles are top of the charts and Twiggy is hitting the catwalk, Gill embarks on a life-changing journey to Hong Kong. Mao's revolution is at its height. Vietnam has become America's longest war with no end in sight. But it's at an ad agency under ins...ane direction where Gill finds her battles and learns to stand her ground. In this spirited memoir, where Mad Men meets Han Suyin's A Many-Splendoured Thing, Gill recreates a Hong Kong of the imagination. Attractive and naive, wined and dined by Hong Kong's elite, she gravitates towards camaraderie outside the world of advertising and money, and adventure follows. A weekend sail goes awry when a yacht with her on board strays into the waters of Communist China. A full-scale sea and air search mounted from Hong Kong can find no trace. Yet Gill is very much alive. With her friends, she is reciting from Mao's Little Red Book with no idea what fate awaits her or how long she will be held. The Hong Kong Letters is part memoir, part travelogue. Gill introduces us to characters that fiction couldn't have invented any better and transports the reader to another time and place, a reminder that anyone can fit the experiences of a lifetime into two short years.
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              ISBN 9781925801637
              Published AU 14 Mar 2019
              Publisher Australian Scholarly Publishin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
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              The Hong Kong Letters: A Travel Memoir
               

              The Hong Kong Letters: A Travel Memoir (Paperback)

              By Shaddick, Gill

              • RRP: $67.99
              • $67.99
              • Pre Release International

              In this spirited memoir, where Mad Men meets Han Suyin's 'A Many-Splendoured Thing', Gill recreates a Hong Kong of the 1960s.

              ISBN 9781925984422
              Published AU 29 Feb 2020
              Publisher Australian Scholarly Publishin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released [to be advised]
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