British biographer and travel writer James Pope-Hennessy. Picture: Getty Images
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Queen Mary biographer James Pope-Hennessy had some harsh words for Hong Kong after 1960s visit

  • Best known for his biography of Queen Mary, the 20th-century Anglo-Irish writer didn’t mince his words after a brief stay in the city
  • ‘This Crown Colony, so oddly reputed sensual and exotic, in actual fact so harsh and so banal,’ he wrote of Hong Kong

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British biographer and travel writer James Pope-Hennessy. Picture: Getty Images
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