New on Gwulo: 2018, week 49
A summary of what's new and updated on Gwulo:
- Roy has added lots of photos and notes about the GARDNER family.
- Stanley Camp internees:
- Timothy MURPHY (aka Tim) [1882-????]
- Cecil Jesse Austen GRAY [1908-1968]
- Elias Davies SYKES [????-????]
- Charles Boreham
Gwulo book news
The new Volume 2 books were delivered on Tuesday last week, and I'm happy to see they've turned out well. At first glance this looks like last year's photo:
5 x 4 boxes of 50 books = 1,000 books. But then ...
Looking at them end-on you can see we've doubled the size of the print run to 2,000 copies. Last year we had to reprint after just a few months, so it seemed a good idea to print more. Fingers crossed we don't end up with a flat full of unsold books!
We set straight to work on packing and mailing out the books.
I don't know what the postman had for breakfast last week, but several of the books we mailed on Tuesday arrived at customers in England on Friday - that must be a record!
The next job was to get the books to the bookstores, starting with our local bookstore, Bleak House Books. I guarantee you'll never stumble upon their shop by accident - they're on the 27th floor of an office building in San Po Kong - but they're well worth the effort to pay a visit. It's a cosy place to be, and packed full of new and second-hand books! Here I am signing books to go on their shelves. Now they have both volumes in stock:
We've also made deliveries to Bookazine and Commercial Press, so the new book will be on their shelves soon as well.
- Tai Tam Police Station (?) [c.1919- ]
- Bluff Head Battery DEL 2, Stanley [1940- ]
- Questions about Queen's Road Central in the 1860s and 1870s
- There's a free exhibition of old Hong Kong photos on at the CUHK library that is worth a visit.
- An ex oil-painter-for-export describes their experience making the paintings that now hang on the walls of many people who've visited Hong Kong.
- A key part of the wartime diaries is Brian Edgar's Chronology, where he summarises key events, and adds his analysis. He writes "I've completely re-written the sections of the Stanley Camp Chronology that deal with Franklin Gimson's actions after the Japanese surrender - from August 18th to September 1st 1945. Further research has persuaded me that the usual account of these events, which I had previously accepted, is based on unreliable sources...". Brian paints a picture that is quite different from the usual simplistic "Gimson leaves camp and re-establishes British control". Well worth reading.
- Barbara Anslow's Tin Hats & Rice is back in stock again, ready for delivery worldwide.
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