John Slimming lived in Hong Kong for two decades after leaving Malaya, and wrote a number of novels set in East Asia. Photo; Alamy
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Lost in Hong Kong: John Slimming, Malaya exile and author

Hong Kong sheltered many Europeans who yearned after Malaya for years, having fled at its independence – among them Slimming, a forgotten writer whose books set in the region make compelling reading

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John Slimming lived in Hong Kong for two decades after leaving Malaya, and wrote a number of novels set in East Asia. Photo; Alamy
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