Paul French (Author)

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Paul French (Photo credit: Lucy Cavender 2011)

Photo credit: Lucy Cavender 2011

Born in London and educated there and in Glasgow, Paul French has lived and worked in Shanghai for many years. He is a widely published analyst and commentator on China and has written a number of books, including a history of foreign correspondents in China and a biography of the legendary Shanghai adman, journalist and adventurer Carl Crow.

His book Midnight in Peking was a New York Times Bestseller, a BBC Radio 4
Book of the Week, and will be made into an international miniseries by Kudos Film and Television, the UK creators of Spooks and Life on Mars.

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Book Cover:  Badlands: Penguin Special
An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of Midnight in Peking.
An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of Midnight in Peking.
Published: 15/10/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742538358
Price: $3.99
Book Cover:  Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China's Long Revolution: Penguin Special
At the conclusion of 'the war to end war', the victorious powers set about redesigning the world map at the Paris Peace Conference. For China, Versailles presented an opportunity to regain territory lost to Japan at the start of the war.
At the conclusion of 'the war to end war', the victorious powers set about redesigning the world map at the Paris Peace Conference. For China, Versailles presented an opportunity to regain territory lost to Japan at the start of the war.
Published: 05/05/2014
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780143800361
Price: $3.99
Book Cover:  Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China's Long Revolution: Penguin Special
At the conclusion of 'the war to end war', the victorious powers set about redesigning the world map at the Paris Peace Conference. For China, Versailles presented an opportunity to regain territory lost to Japan at the start of the war.
At the conclusion of 'the war to end war', the victorious powers set about redesigning the world map at the Paris Peace Conference. For China, Versailles presented an opportunity to regain territory lost to Japan at the start of the war.
Published: 23/07/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143800354
RRP: $9.99
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Book Cover:  Midnight In Peking
Published: 10/09/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143800248
RRP: $12.00
Book Cover:  Midnight in Peking
Midnight in Peking is the unputdownable true story of a murder that will make you hold your loved ones close, and also a sweepingly evocative account of the end of an era.
Midnight in Peking is the unputdownable true story of a murder that will make you hold your loved ones close, and also a sweepingly evocative account of the end of an era.
Published: 26/04/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567523
RRP: $19.95

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10 Jul 2014
National Biography Award shortlist announced
The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlist for the National Biography Award, which recognises ‘the continuing importance and value of life writing’. Congratulations to Gideon HaighThe winner will be announced on 4 August at an event at the State Library of NSW, which coincides with the beginning of the library’s Biography Week. Read more about the prize and Biography Week events here.

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