Fragrant harbour

a short history of Hong Kong
  • 216 Pages
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by
Greenwood Press , Westport, Conn
Hong Kong -- Hi
Statementby G. B. Endacott and A. Hinton.
ContributionsHinton, A., 1920-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS796.H757 E5 1977, DS796H757 E5
The Physical Object
Pagination216 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20347848M
ISBN 100837194563

John Lanchester's novel set in the city of the title ("fragrant harbour" is the literal translation of the Chinese for Hong Kong) spans the 20th century - from the s to the 90s - /5.

Jul 18,  · From The New Yorker The title of this ambitious historical novel is a translation of the name Hong Kong and, as one character explains, a "Chinese joke": when Tom Stewart, a twenty-two-year-old Englishman, sails into Hong Kong harbor inhe finds the /5(41).

Fragrant Harbour book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A personal account of the author's three years living in Hong Kong.4/5.

The Fragrant Harbor [Vida Chu] on agnesescriva.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. We begin with a pipa melody wafting in from the distance and a scholar lowering his wine cup, and we step inside a world that is both exotic and familiar: Magao Caves hewn by ancient monks5/5(5).

Fragrant harbour book 28,  · Fragrant Harbour being, unexpectedly, the sort of novel that contains plot surprises, the sort in which things neatly work out over generations, it. Fragrant Harbour is the story of four people whose intertwined lives span Asia's last seventy years.

Tom Stewart leaves England to seek his fortune, and finds it in running Hong Kong's best hotel. Sister Maria is a beautiful and uncompromising Chinese nun whom Stewart meets on the boat. After the success of A Debt to Pleasure and Mr Phillips, highly accomplished but small-scale books, the author is working on a bigger scale, without attempting anything so vulgar and windy as an.

Fragrant Harbour () is a novel by author John Lanchester. It was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (). Plot summary. Set in Hong Kong, the story is told through the eyes of several people. Dawn Stone is an Fragrant harbour book young woman who wants to make as much money as quickly as she can.

Jun 29,  · In Fragrant Harbour, Lanchester has once more opted for pastiche and imitation, in that he uses three distinct narrators to tell the story of Hong Kong in.

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The Fragrant Harbour at Putting on a decorative mask for carnival and a mask to prevent coronavirus The number of coronavirus cases around the world Fragrant harbour book accelerating, making people wonder if we are entering a pandemic. Aug 26,  · About Fragrant Harbor.

It isand Tom Stewart, a young Englishman with a longing for adventure, buys himself a cheap ticket aboard the SS Darjeeling-en route to the complex and corrupt world of Hong Kong. A shipboard wager leads to an unlikely friendship that spans seven decades as Hong Kong endures the savagery of the Japanese occupation, emerging as a crossroads of.

Fragrant Harbor takes the reader from the intrigue and double-dealing of the s through the savagery of the Japanese occupation to contemporary Hong Kong -- the crossroads of international trade and finance and the waystation for laundering the dirty money of warlords, drug runners, and Chinese triads.

The novel ends three years after the Mainland Chinese takeover, with Hong Kong as greedy, corrupt. Feb 17,  · Fragrant Harbour is the story of four people whose intertwined lives span Asia's last seventy years. Tom Stewart leaves England to seek his fortune, and finds it in running Hong Kong's best hotel.

Sister Maria is a beautiful and uncompromising Chinese nun whom Stewart meets on the boat/5(92). Fragrant Harbour is the story of four people whose intertwined lives span Asia&#;s last 70 years.

Tom Stewart leaves England just before it is hit by the Great Depression to seek his fortune, and finds it in running Hong Kong&#;s best hotel. Sister Maria is a beautiful and. In Fragrant Harbour much of the story is told in the words of Tom Stewart, a young Englishman who sails to Hong Kong in the s and ends up spending the rest of his long life there.

The voice of Stewart–reserved, humane and understated–is as finely achieved as those in the earlier novels. Jan 07,  · Fragrant Harbour is the story of four people whose intertwined lives span Asia's last seventy years. Tom Stewart leaves England to seek his fortune, and finds it in running Hong Kong's best hotel.

Sister Maria is a beautiful and uncompromising Chinese nun whom Stewart meets on the boat/5(K). Nov 14,  · That said, I still ate up the book in a matter of days, and found myself caught completely off-guard by some unexpected plot surprises. Fragrant Harbour was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in Lanchester follows Mr.

Phillips () with yet another book unlike his others, albeit every bit as absorbing: the brilliant tale of Hong Kong over 75 years seen through the lives of three who lived there.

Dreaming of the exotic, Tom Stewart is 22 when he leaves his pub-owning family in England and, inbooks passage for Hong Kong. Fragrant Harbour. Book. As seen: By John Lanchester avg rating. 0 reviews. This is the story of four people whose intertwined lives span 70 years in Asia.

The complacency of colonial life in the s; the horrors of the Japanese occupation during World War II; and the post-war boom and transformation of Hong Kong all surface in this epic novel.

Fragrant Harbour is the story of four people whose intertwined lives span Asia's last seventy years.

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Tom Stewart leaves England just before it is hit by the Great Depression to seek his fortune, and finds it in running Hong Kong's best hotel.2/5(1). Fragrant Harbour: John Lanchester: Books - agnesescriva.com Skip to main content.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The Fragrant Harbour I left Hong Kong in July after living here for seven years. And now almost nine years to the day I'm back to record my take on what's happening in Author: The Fragrant Harbour.

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Tag: Fragrant Harbour Book Club Takes Hong Kong. More Hangover than handover, the Adelaide Book Club visited Hong Kong last month, so I thought I’d share some of our highlights, and a reading list.

(A pause here to acknowledge that with our book club being how it is, the actual reading list comprised Elle, Vogue and Who magazines. Jan 03,  · A highly acclaimed author and journalist, John Lanchester’s books include the novels The Debt to Pleasure, which won the Whitbread First Novel Award, Mr Phillips, Fragrant Harbour, Capital and ’s The Wall as well as non-fiction works including Whoops!Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay and How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say-And What It Really agnesescriva.com Edition: Main.

Jun 05,  · Fragrant Harbour (Book): Lanchester, John: Fragrant Harbouris the story of four people whose intertwined lives span Asia's last 70 years. Tom Stewart leaves England just before it is hit by the Great Depression to seek his fortune, and finds it in running Hong Kong's best hotel.

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Fragrant Harbour: Early Photographs of Hong Kong by Warner, John A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear.

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Jun 21,  · Where to buy: on Amazon or head on over to Cheung Chau, where much of Fragrant Harbour is set. Not that you’re very likely to find a copy of the novel on the island, or even a book store, but pop into the misleadingly-named stationary store, Cheung Chau Book Shop, to pick up a bookmark and soak up some island life instead.

8.Fragrant Harbour is the story of four people whose intertwined lives span Asia's last seventy years. Tom Stewart leaves England just before it is hit by the Great Depression to seek his fortune, and finds it in running Hong Kong's best hotel.

Sister Maria is a beautiful and uncompromising Chinese nu.Fragrant Harbour refers to Hong Kong. It was originally the meaning of the Cantonese name of a small harbour on the island, but was adopted as the name for the whole island when it .