Hong Kong: Blacksmith Books, 2020. Swing A Cat (cover design). First Edition. Paperback. NEW. B/W maps and photographs. Insert wth colour photographs. 11 x 18 cm. 96 pp. Item #12884
Based on true stories and new research, Paul French weaves together the stories of those Jewish refugees who moved on from wartime Shanghai to seek a possible route to freedom via the Portuguese colony of Macao – “the Casablanca of the Orient”.
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