Clive Nixon Releases 'Shakespeare Was A Gweilo'

Gweilo is the term used by Cantonese speakers to describe foreigners with a pale complexion. 'Shakespeare was a Gweilo' by Clive Nixon is a funny and engaging story that follows a gweilo and his first tentative steps into Chinese culture and adapts to a new way of doing things.

From aspiring Miss Hong Kong contestants and menacing predatory butterflies, to addressing an empty quad and concealing a provocative Marilyn Monroe tie, readers will enter the hilarious world of English teaching in Hong Kong - with all its charms and frustrations. Join the author as he rediscovers that teaching is not about lesson plans, worksheets and pass percentages (as important as they are), but it is about people and the bond that is forged between them.

The author wrote the book as a record of the frequent occurrence of amusing incidents which seemed to take place on a daily basis at the school he was assigned to in Hong Kong. He wanted to record his experiences, as he found the school such an interesting place to work and the eccentric nature of the people with whom he worked so engaging. "Shakespeare was a Gweilo" offers a fascinating insight into a side of Hong Kong not previously dealt with - to the best of the author's knowledge - and examines a variety of interesting and humorous characters. It shows another perspective of Hong Kong - there is a lot more to the city beyond the sky-scrapers and plush shopping malls. This book inculcates a greater appreciation for the city and reaffirms the author's belief in the essential goodness of people and with hopeful expectation of raising a chuckle from the readers.

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About the Author
Clive Nixon was born in England, brought up in New Zealand and wrote 'Shakespeare was a Gweilo' in Hong Kong. He is married with two grown-up daughters. He lives in a yurt where he enjoys listening to birds singing, growing his own vegetables and collecting French art deco glass and English art pottery - though not necessarily exclusively in that order.

Shakespeare Was A Gweilo* by Clive Nixon
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 183 pages; 978-1-4836-8261-7
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 183 pages; 978-1-4836-8262-4
Ebook; AU$3.99; 978-1-4836-8263-1

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