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This is my Grandaunt Ta-An and me, sitting in the Old House where she grew up. The Old House was built by her grandfather in the International Settlement of Shanghai. Grandaunt Ta-An lived there all her life until her death in 1985.
Lane houses are an iconic image of Shanghai, old and new. They were once the throbbing heart of a community whose members had little choice but learn to get along with each other. The longtang are dying as Shanghai hurtles into modernity. And with them, possibly a way of life that makes Shanghai such a unique place. This week's blog: Old House.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, I've been hard at work promoting my book: designing posters, distributing flyers, soon it'll be knocking on doors. The launch invitations went out this week and here is yours. It would be great if you could come!
But in case that's not an option, here is something to amuse you for a little while: my first author interview. Posted on the blog site of a fellow corporate lawyer in London, it compresses into 900 words a 25+ year career in the law.
My "author pages" have also gone up on Amazon and Goodreads. Before you know it, I'll be everywhere on the internet. Yikes.
Just in case, here's a line-up of my most recent articles: