“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darket Day – Asia Pub Day today

Posted: August 7th, 2017 | No Comments »

Available in (hopefully) all good book shops in Asia today….the story of Bloody Saturday, 14/8/37, 80 years on from the day world war two came to Shanghai….

Bloody Saturday contains a stunning cast of characters and great period detail. French’s mastery of the era makes for an engaging read – Bookish Asia

Paul French’s Bloody Saturday focuses on a single day in the history of Shanghai, but it is absolutely spellbinding.- Richard J Smith, Los Angeles Review of Books

Stringing together multiple accounts, Paul French’s gripping narrative retells the dreadful events that lead to the death of more than 2,000 people in Shanghai during the second Sino-Japanese war – South China Morning Post


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