Christopher Knowles spent many years working as a guide thoughout the world, in particular in China, the former USSR, Mongolia, Western and eastern Europe, Turkey, India and South America. He has written books on China, Japan, Italy, Russia and Italy. He speaks fluent French and Italian.
The Cotswolds is a region in the west of England famed for its wonderful scenery and gorgeous villages. This book is out of the ordinary because it describes in depth a selection of the most interesting places, many of which are unknown except to the conoscenti. It is the only written companion you need to get the best out of the area.
'a week in hong kong' is a narrative journey through the former British colony. it is a guide but not one in the usual sense - rather, it is a lucid account of a visit that entertains as much as it informs. It is an ideal companion to contemporary hong kong for anyone interested in exploring more widely and in greater depth a territory with a fascinating, if idiosyncratic, history.