The Fake Celebrity in China

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The author's first novel, a tale of debauchery - sex, booze and drugs, which follows the experiences of an English teacher in China during the happy "boom times" when China won the right to host the Olympics and was accepted into the World Trade Organization. Written in a frank but humorous style, this work provides many insights into modern Chinese society.
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Overview

The author's first novel, a tale of debauchery - sex, booze and drugs, which follows the experiences of an English teacher in China during the happy "boom times" when China won the right to host the Olympics and was accepted into the World Trade Organization. Written in a frank but humorous style, this work provides many insights into modern Chinese society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468073010
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

I was born in England and grew up in Hampshire, the youngest child in a large family. My father was a pilot, flying Lancaster Bombers in World War Two, then VC10s for BOAC. When he retired we moved to New Zealand and settled on a small farm in Northland. I was eight years old at that time. It was a very beautiful place, close to the ocean and next to a tidal estuary. I spent many days swimming, surfing, fishing and horse riding with my siblings.
I had a love for writing and began writing short stories when I was twelve. English was always my favourite subject. When I finished high school, I studied law at Otago University. After I graduated, I spent almost ten years as a barrister, or court lawyer, practising in the areas of criminal defence, family and employment law. During that time I continued to write and sold some short stories and started my first novella, The Control Sickness.
In 1998, I left New Zealand and traveled. I spent about nine years in China and wrote, The Fake Celebrity in China and also Bali Fungus.
My interests and hobbies include writing, surfing, blackjack gambling, chess, movies, running and I also like watching sports on TV, especially rugby, UFC, boxing, tennis and cricket.
I have just completed Mangawhai and Cusala (an occult piece) and I am currently writing a sequel to The Fake Celebrity in China.

https://twitter.com/FakeCelebChina

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