New on Gwulo: 2021, week 28 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

New on Gwulo: 2021, week 28

A look at what's new on the Gwulo website...
 

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Book news #1 ... 5,000th copy of a Gwulo book sold!

Since the last New on Gwulo roundup, we've passed 5,000 copies sold. Looking at the records, that 5,000th book was a copy of Volume 4 bought by a friend, Julline. Thanks Julline, I hope your new colleague enjoys the photos and their stories.

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Book news #2 ... a new book from Gwulo

We've just published a new, and very different book. It's nothing to do with old photos or even Hong Kong's history, but please bear with me as I have a moment's parental pride for my daughter's new children's book.

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The story: Silvia, a young dolphin, is swimming happily with her mother when their peace is shattered by deafening noises. Fishermen are driving the dolphins into shallow water to capture them. Silvia is pulled from her mother and sold to an aquarium where she has to perform for visitors.

Will Silvia ever see her mother again?

After the story’s bittersweet ending, readers learn about dolphins’ special abilities, and about the cetaceans (dolphins and porpoises) that are local to Hong Kong’s waters.

 

The author & illustrator, Sarah Bellis: Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sarah has recently completed sixth form at Kellett School. She studied Art and Biology A-levels, combining those skills with her interests in conservation to create The Lonely Dolphin.

Sarah hopes that after reading her book, children and their parents will think twice about visiting dolphin shows. This is one step towards the goal of ending the captivity of these intelligent creatures.

Sarah will go on to study for a BSc in Conservation Biology and Ecology at Exeter University.

 

Availability: The book is written for children aged 6-10 years old. Copies are available in Bookazine's shops across Hong Kong, and from their online store.

 

We now resume our regularly scheduled programming ...

 


 

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Photos

British officers standing at mainland China border marker in Shau Tau Kok
British officers standing at mainland China border marker
​​​​​in Shau Tau Kok, by uwm

 

LEE THEATRE-3D Cinema show-1953
LEE THEATRE-3D Cinema show-1953, by IDJ

 

Kai Tak airport-Windows of the World self service cafe-002
Kai Tak airport-Windows of the World self service cafe-002, by IDJ

 

MOA RAF Station KAI TAK HK PLAN
MOA RAF Station KAI TAK HK PLAN, by Land Registry

 

Sheung Shui Station, Hong Kong
Sheung Shui Station, Hong Kong, by f0rbe5

 

Interocean Court
Interocean Court, by V. N. Dronnikoff

 

Electra House, designed by V. N. Dronnikoff for Minutti & Partners
Electra House, designed by V. N. Dronnikoff for
Minutti & Partners, by V. N. Dronnikoff

 

Night view of Electra House
Night view of Electra House, by V. N. Dronnikoff

 

Tung Chung Road (old road) MS No. 5
Tung Chung Road (old road) MS No. 5, by 4ryanLAM

 


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