Des Voeux Road, in Hong Kong, in 1930, around the time that British author Stella Benson was documenting her experience of life in the colony. Picture: Alamy
Jason Wordie
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Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Colonial Hong Kong’s ‘serviette civilisation’, and other cutting observations from a Briton’s diaries

Writer Stella Benson’s journals reveal much about European life in pre-war Hong Kong, of which she was emphatically not a fan

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Des Voeux Road, in Hong Kong, in 1930, around the time that British author Stella Benson was documenting her experience of life in the colony. Picture: Alamy
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