Join author Paul French as he takes a tour through the old Tartar City, the Legation Quarter and the infamous Peking Badlands retracing the steps of Pamela Werner, an innocent English women, whose murder in the last days of old Peking is the subject of his internationally best-selling title, Midnight in Peking.
You will be taken to the scene of the crime, Pamela’s old haunts, the homes of the murder suspects and other key locations and hear about the investigation that revealed the scandals, sins and deprivations of the city as the Japanese army prepared to occupy it.
DATE: October 29 (Monday)
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ABOUT YOUR GUIDE :
Paul French was born in London and educated there and in Glasgow. He has lived and worked in Shanghai for many years. He is a widely published analyst and commentator on China and has written a number of books, including a history of foreign correspondents in China and a biography of the legendary Shanghai adman, journalist and adventurer Carl Crow. His book, Midnight in Peking (Penguin, 2012), has been a New York Times Bestseller, a Radio 4 Book of the Week, and is set for adaptation into an international mini-series by Kudos Film & Television in the UK. His most recently published work The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking looks into some of the characters and stories first mentioned in Midnight in Peking.