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A New Podcast – Carry on Kidnapping – All This Week on RTHK3

Posted: August 6th, 2022 | No Comments »

NEXT WEEK on RTHK3’s Morning Brew..

On-air, online, on Facebook live (and later on the RTHK podcast site), New York Times best selling author Paul French is back, with the story of one of the most bizarre, chaotic, haphazard, and slightly comical kidnappings of 1930s China – the snatching of 19 year old Muriel ’Tinko’ Pawley (along with her dogs Whisky, Rolf, and Squiffy. Plus, a rather daft old Etonian chum) outside Yingkou in 1932. It made headlines around the world when Tinko demanded soap and lipstick be sent. Even Evelyn Waugh was obsessed with the unfolding events, and the ruthless bandits who kidnapped Tinko were nearly driven mad by her.

Starts Monday August 8 2022 HK time at 11.10am…

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