November 24, 2009

Yolanda Christian

The Happy Sunbird is a darkish novel about what happens when a mother won't talk to her daughter.
     Convinced there's a bond between people and places, Jolienta obsesses about painting, etching, Peckham High Street and the achievements of a dead American painter. If only she could follow in the footsteps of her Eurasian forebears---into an exotic land marked by opium wars.

If you fancy reading Chapter 1 and have Kindle Unlimited, click on the book cover for a free read or get in touch on Facebook.


5 August 2020

Trial Bundle: If you are about to go to trial in the county court, which involves compiling a trial bundle, this publication is a must-have. Click on the book cover to be linked to the Kindle edition. You can also contact me on Facebook for a free PDF of this booklet. At 40 pages, I didn't think it justified a paperback version and, if you can, download the Kindle app to your PC or Mac, which will give you a better experience. Don't use Kindle Cloud, which is not the right app.

4 August 2020

Case Summary & Skeleton Argument: anyone interested in this legal DIY book, please note, I need to update the pro bono services section. Fortunately, it's still a must-have for the lonely litigant-in-person in the county court and sets out a strategy for preparing and filing these 2 documents and while you may have little legal know-how. The book also reveals the mischief created by the other party's legal representatives and court mal-administration.


31 July 2020

Some research for The Happy Sunbird:

The works of Han Suyin

The Times Concise History of the World

The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

Eastern Fortress: A military history of Hong Kong 1840—1970, Kwong Chi Man and Tsio Yiu Lum

Empire of the Sun, film based on semi-autobiography of J.G. Ballard

Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston

Sweet and Sour, Timothy Mo

Wild Swans, Jung Chang

Nobel House, James Clavell

City of Broken Promises, Austin Coates

Macanese Patois, Frederico de Silva

Contributors to Facebook Hong Kong dedicated groups

The Way It Was, Horatio Ozorio

A quotation from Elisabeth KČ•bler-Ross, adapted

Freddie Hyndman, a cousin, now longer with us

The Tamarind Book of Lithography, Art & Techniques

Charting the Vast Pacific, John Gilbert, Reader's Digest, Discovery & Exploration

City of War, film based on the true story of John Rabe, written and directed by Florian Gallenberger

Streets: Exploring Kowloon, Jason Wordie

30 July 2020

I'm finally on the last draft! Watch this space . . .