From the book's first page:
Having researched and written about Irish men serving in the Hong Kong Police Force and their families, Patricia O'Sullivan became curious about the lives of those around them - both the Chinese who were starting to call Hong Kong 'home' and the Westerners. The men had their jobs, their gambling dens or opium haunts, clubs or lodges, and could move about easily. But what of the women? How did they cope? The material available for the pre-1941 period gives few clues - except when things started to go wrong. Through the stories of women's encounters with the forces of law and order we get a little glimpse into how they lived their lives, their cares and anxieties, and the challenges they faced day to day.
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The book is a 352-page paperback, with a page size of 140 x 216 mm / 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
Publisher: Blacksmith Books
Patricia's first book is also available to order from Gwulo.com: Policing Hong Kong – An Irish History