A screen grab from The World of Susie Wong shows the Nam Kok Hotel in Wan Chai, circa 1960.

How Suzie Wong wooed the world’s book critics in 1957

‘A thrilling, imaginative experience’, ‘a masterly study of humanity at its best and its worst’ – it’s fair to say Richard Mason’s story of Wong and her fellow Wan Chai ‘yum yum’ bar girls captivated the literary press upon its release

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A screen grab from The World of Susie Wong shows the Nam Kok Hotel in Wan Chai, circa 1960.
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