First published in 1988, Hong Kong is a portrait of the British Empires last, most anachronistic outpost, as the countdown to the handover gathers momentum. Written with her trademark elegance and panache, Morris depicts a city tragically suspended between a colonial past and the uncertainties of Chinas future. 'It is difficult to think of anyone who could recount this tale with such authority, elegance and sensitivity as Jan Morris . . . Here, she portrays what has always been Britain's most adjective-defying colony . . . Morris so clearly likes the place, but she is not sentimental, nor is she blind to Hong Kong's flaws; she is aware of rootlessness in the teeming energy. ' TLS'The book captures the contradictions and mad terror of Hong Kong better than could a novel - it's a dramatic documentary . . . ' Evening Standard'The definitive study. ' Washington Post
- 1997 Jan Morris
Choosing a Book Format
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