The 1st July 1997 marks the end of 150 years of British government in Hong Kong. This final edition of Morris's portrait of Britain's last great imperial colony brings the long story to its controversial conclusion.
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Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire by Jan Morris - one of the world's pre-eminent travel writers - depicts the city of Hong Kong in 1988, tragically suspended between a colonial past and the uncertainties of China's future.About the Author:
Jan Morris was born in 1926 of a Welsh father and an English mother, and when she is not travelling she lives with her partner Elizabeth Morris in the top left-hand corner of Wales, between the mountains and the sea. Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, The Pax Britannica Trilogy ( Heaven's Command, Pax Britannica, and Farewell the Trumpets), and Conundrum. She is also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, several volumes of collected travel essays and the unclassifiable Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere. A Writer's World, a collection of her travel writing and reportage from over five decades, was published in 2003. Hav, her novel, was published in a new and expanded form in 2006.
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140256881