The Chens had been living in the UK for four years, which was long enough to have lost their place in the society from which they had emigrated but not long enough to feel comfortable in the new.
1982 Sour Sweet, opening words.
It's all honourable enough in its way, but it creates societies which simply cannot sustain any kind of democratic structure. It always leads to totalitarian and corrupt tyrannies? There's no tradition of moral individual courage in Chinese culture.Timothy Mo
The assaying of tea is an art and not a science. It is the man, and not his instruments, which is the most important.There can be no substitute for myexperience and intuited knowledge.Timothy Mo
There's no such thing as a heroonly ordinary people asked extraordinary things in terrible circumstances and delivering.Timothy Mo