Hong Kong. Hong Kong University, 1965. Stock ID #162923
Endpaper maps, black and white photographic plates, xiv + 205pp, index, very good hardback copy in protected dustjacket, gilt lettering spine. Three book reviews inserted. Sir Alexander Grantham was Governor of Hong Kong from 1947 to 1957, one of the most dramatic decades in the city's history. This was a time of rapid reconstruction after World War II and growing prosperity. But civil war and revolution in China posed new challenges to the precarious British colony and tested Grantham's skills as a diplomat. In this lively memoir, first published in 1965, Grantham describes his thirty live years in the British colonial service, which began in Hong Kong with a government cadetship in the 1920s and ended here in 1957. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 162923).
Price: $125.00 AU