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The Kowloon kid : a Hong Kong childhood, Phil Brown

Label
The Kowloon kid : a Hong Kong childhood
Title
The Kowloon kid
Title remainder
a Hong Kong childhood
Statement of responsibility
Phil Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Phil Brown's life begins in small town Australia -- Maitland, NSW to be precise -- but in 1963 his father Ted hankers to return to the Hong Kong of his childhood and to cash in on a construction boom in the burgeoning colony. Then under British rule, the world of Hong Kong is a truly fascinating place for gweilos or foreigners, both a colonial outpost and a region redolent with all the exoticism and contradictions of the Far East. The Brown's home, in the garden suburb of Kowloon Tong, buzzes with characters: the family's amah, Ah Moy, frequent visitors such as the inscrutable Mr Lai, the spy-like Tony Parr, and family members such as Uncle Cyril. Not to mention the kid from across the road, Michael Hutchence. Combining recent visits to Hong Kong, where the author explores his childhood touchstones of the Kowloon Cricket Club, the beach at Shek O, the Peninsula Hong Kong and the bustling lanes of Kowloon, with an affectionate yet truly honest portrait of family, self and the 1960s The Kowloon Kid is an intimate and tender gem
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Phil
Dewey number
  • 951.2505
  • B
  • A828.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, Phil
  • Authors, Australian
  • Autobiographies
  • Hong Kong (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Kowloon kid : a Hong Kong childhood, Phil Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065544265
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925760361
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019027755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1101498624
Label
The Kowloon kid : a Hong Kong childhood, Phil Brown
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065544265
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925760361
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019027755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1101498624

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