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Years of the Hungry Tiger

Davis, John Gordon

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ISBN 10: 0385069332 / ISBN 13: 9780385069335
Editore: Doubleday, New York, 1974
Condizione: Fair Rilegato
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564pp; somewhat battered, corners grimy; jacket yellowed; 'Proof Copy' written inside front board; inscription to fep: 'To John & Sue- with many thanks for your company- and looking forward to seeing you again. Love John and Rose, John Gordon Davis 3.3.78' Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice inventario libreria 030620

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Titolo: Years of the Hungry Tiger

Casa editrice: Doubleday, New York

Data di pubblicazione: 1974

Legatura: Hard Cover

Condizione libro:Fair

Condizione sovraccoperta: Good

autografato: Inscribed By Author

Edizione: First Edition.

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Set in the years of Mao and prior to the handover, ‘The Years of the Hungry Tiger’ is the story of McAdam, a Hong Kong policeman who is unhappily married. Then he meets Ying-ling, who is a schoolmistress, and he falls headlong for her. This, however, makes him a security risk as she teaches at a communist school, and to make matters worse her father lives on the mainland and so McAdam becomes immediately vulnerable to Chinese pressure. Ying-ling herself is a ‘starry-eyed’ Marxist with resulting conflicting loyalties. In a novel which contains more than a smattering of realism, the author thrills with a tale of political intrigue, espionage, riots, sex, and the underworld of the island, along with it surviving typhoons, economic crises, and everything a hostile regime can throw at it.

About the Author:

John Gordon Davis was born in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, and educated in South Africa. He earned a BA in Political Science, paying his way through university by working as a deckhand on British merchant ships and on the Dutch whaling fleet at the Antarctic. He went on to take an LL.B. degree whilst serving as a judge´s clerk in Rhodesia. Called to the Bar, he was appointed an assistant public prosecutor in the Magistrate´s Courts during the troubled years leading up to Rhodesia´s Unilateral Declaration of Independence, before becoming Crown Counsel in the Attorney General´s Chambers. He was later appointed to the same position in Hong Kong. He quit this post to become a full-time writer when his first book, “Hold My Hand I´m Dying” became an instant best-seller. Other bestselling novels followed. A veteran seaman; he and his Australian born wife, Rosemary, sailed round most of the world in a succession of yachts. Upon retirement, they travelled widely and from their home in a lovely old Spanish farmhouse in Andalucia, Spain, he also ran highly successful writing courses for both aspiring and published authors. John Gordon Davis sadly died in 2014 leaving behind a rich literary heritage, including several unpublished novels he had worked on even as he supposedly slowed the pace.

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