Here’s to the Pig…

Going Home

No, not me, in any sense of the phrase, but my future daughter-in-law. She and my son are off to Lanzhou for Chinese New Year. It’s the year of the pig, fyi.

I thought getting around Shanghai last year was pretty tough, given that we did so in a week of national holidays, but…

There’s a Chinese film entitled “The Last Train Home’, a drama set around New Year and this week sees is the greatest movement of people on earth! 300 million people travel within China to reach friends or family for the celebrations. Duncan is going to try and sell each of them a Nathan Hawk Mystery to read on the plane or train. If he pulls it off, you’ll never hear from us again: if he doesn’t, we’ll see you soon. Meantime Happy New Year!


Douglas Watkinson is an English novelist, playwright and screenwriter.

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