Category Archives: Book Production

Buy my first novel, Blonde Lotus, here. There is an extract from the novel, as well as a description of my Cantonese teaching DVD, Cantonese – The Movie.

That’s More Like It!

Ah, I have to say it’s quite satisfying to go into some bookshop in Prince’s Building and suddenly see one’s own book on top of the big pile! I think you should buy it (from me). Why? Because 1: One … Continue reading

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Flogging That Tome

Hoi hoi, everybody everywhere, who has arms! Did you know that I have just published my second book, Don’t Joke on the Stairs, on Blacksmith Book publishing house. It is about how much fun and laughter, surrealism and weirdness you … Continue reading

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Government: Stay The F**k Away From The Internet!

So now people on Facebook and other places are saying “Awwww, what’s the big deal? Shouldn’t our intellectual property rights be protected?” Of course they should, and there are laws already in place for that. But this PIPA and SOPA … Continue reading

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Hong Kong and Norway – Almost Identical?

So I have this new book, right? Don’t Joke on the Stairs (available from www.happyjellyfish.com and Dymocks etc) In it, I describe how Norway and China are almost identical. Both are situated on the edge of a continent. The inhabitants … Continue reading

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Flog Flog Flog Your Book Gently Down The Stream

So I have this book, right? Don’t Joke On The Stairs. The title is based on a sign I saw in Gansu once, in the staircase of a language school. “Avoid the exchange of jokes while using the stairs, and … Continue reading

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Support Your Local Authors

Hi people, everybody everywhere! Don’t know if I have mentioned it before but I recently published a new book, see above. If you like this blog, you will also find the book to your liking, but longer and a better … Continue reading

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Trumpet. Own. Blowing.

Wei wei everybody, wei! After a long absence caused by circumstances beyond my control, I’m now itching to write again. And what could be better than to start with something written by somebody else? Yep, it’s a review of my … Continue reading

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Well And Truly Launched

So yesterday was the launch of my new book Don’t Joke On The Stairs. It’s about the stuff in the film above, and more. It has a glossary for easy travel in China and some snide historical references. It completely … Continue reading

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A Little Product Placement

Wei wei, it’s finally happening: I’m launching my new book Don’t Joke On The Stairs on Blacksmith Books this week. I actually wrote most of it four years ago and had signed a contract with South China Morning Post Publishing … Continue reading

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Disappointing Departure from Ludditehood

The mark of a good holiday is when you bring six books but only have time to read the first two pages of one of them. Bearing that in mind, I still got a kindle for my coming three week … Continue reading

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