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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.

Books by Paul French

City of Devils
Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darkest Day: Penguin Specials
Betrayal in Paris: How the Treaty of Versailles Led to China's Long Revolution: Penguin Specials
The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking
Badlands: Penguin Special
Midnight In Peking