Earnshaw Books, your favorite purveyor of China-related reading material, is pleased to announce that it will host an evening of conversation, books and live jazz to celebrate the release this month of two new tomes – Shanghai Story Walks by Yvette Ho Madany and I Sailed with Chinese Pirates by Aleko Lilius, featuring a new foreword by Paul French.
I Sailed with Chinese Pirates: “It is 1930 and piracy is rampant on the South China seas. Murderous bands of cutthroats roam the Pearl River Delta and coastal shipping routes, an ever-present menace to the trade of Hong Kong and beyond. Globetrotting journalist Aleko E. Lilius sets out to infiltrate these mysterious pirate gangs and is eventually taken into the confidence of South China’s notorious pirate queen, Lai Choi San. Lilius lives, eats, sleeps and of course sails with the pirates, witnessing their harrowing misdeeds and delivering a sensational, rollicking tale of adventure.”
Complimentary drinks for the first 100 guests, and copies of both new titles available for a special 100 RMB promotional price (normally 140 RMB). Special presentations by Yvette Ho Madany and Paul French.
Please note that all author royalties for Shanghai Story Walks will be donated to charity.
Additional respect will be given to all those wearing pirate costumes.
When: Tuesday, June 30, 7:30pm
Where: Sound Blue, No. 107, Sinan Lu (Near Taikang Lu)