In The Web by Peter Hall | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

In The Web by Peter Hall

I have been looking for a copy of this book off and on for some time as I remember Liz Chater posting a message saying it was being updated by the author. Has this happened I wonder?

I have had no luck so far and would appreciate it if anybody could point me in the right direction. Better still, if anybody is in contact with Mr Hall I would very much like my interest to be passed on to him.

David can tell him how to reach me.




Hi Sean

I'm in touch with Peter, and have given him extensive family history info regarding the Chater/Jordan connection for the new book.  I believe he's on schedule for publishing his updated book this year.  if you write to me privately, I will pass your email to him.  Sadly, he doesn't subscribe to Gwulo and is not likely to but he doesn't mind me forwarding queries to him.

best wishes


Thanks for your kind offer. Rather than post my email here perhaps David might send it to you, I am quite happy if he will do that.

In the meantime you might like to have a look at

This tells the story as far as I know it of my great grandfather who arrived in HK around 1860 from Sweden. By all means pass the web address to Mr Hall who may find some use for it as I understand from another posting that he mentions Olson in his list of names.

Thanks for your help and I look forward to hearing from you.