- In 2013 Penguin Australia and Beijing published the work with an Introduction given by Julia Lovell, a senior lecturer in Chinese History and literature at the University of London
- Whilst the self-published 2003 edition maintains and carries flair, Bill was proud to have had his work published by Penguin and therefore the earlier work will be considered as superseded by the latter
- ISBN NO: 978-0-14-320811-2
- We are not resellers of this work but do have some second-hand (nearly new) copies available here.
As taken from the back of the book:
Mr Ma and his son Ma Wei run an antiques shop nestled in a quiet street by St. Paul’s cathedral in London, where, far from their native Peking, they struggle to navigate the bustling pavements and myriad of social conventions of 1920s English society.
From their well-meaning landlady Mrs Wedderburn and her carefree daughter Mary, to the old China hands the Reverend Ely and his formidable wife, the Mas encounter all sorts in this story of unexpected love, crossed wires and antipathy.
A major contribution to the early twentieth-century conversation on Sino-British relations, Mr Ma and Son, is a compelling, witty tale of cultural give-and-take from one of China’s best-loved authors.