English textbook free download pdf Golden Boy: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood 9780312426262 in English by Martin Booth DJVU CHM

Golden Boy: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood

Golden Boy: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood

by Martin Booth

Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780312426262
Pages: 352
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 9 Mb
Date posting: 2020-07-05
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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.