Book seller Nick Lovatt talks about his many decades in Hong Kong, including living on Lamma Island since 1988 and not shaving since his wedding in 1995. Photo: Edmond So
Book seller Nick Lovatt talks about his many decades in Hong Kong, including living on Lamma Island since 1988 and not shaving since his wedding in 1995. Photo: Edmond So
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Meeting Muhammad Ali, tussling with a tennis legend, living easy on Lamma – Nick Lovatt the bearded book man on his 70 years in Hong Kong

  • Lovatt was at school in Mong Kok during the 1967 riots and a founding pupil at Island School; as a journalist he was almost headbutted by tennis’ Ilie Nastase
  • A resident since 1988 of Lamma, where he met his wife and began growing a beard, he trades secondhand books and helps people move house, he tells Kate Whitehead

Book seller Nick Lovatt talks about his many decades in Hong Kong, including living on Lamma Island since 1988 and not shaving since his wedding in 1995. Photo: Edmond So
Book seller Nick Lovatt talks about his many decades in Hong Kong, including living on Lamma Island since 1988 and not shaving since his wedding in 1995. Photo: Edmond So
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