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Cover Design by Richie Perrott
Pook’s adventures in the Royal Ramsami Navy started in Pook Sahib and Pook’s Eastern
Promise continue here in Pook’s China Doll with a remarkable tale set on the
notorious China Coast
Pook and Honners sail East on board the Soonong under the harsh discipline of Commander
Bray to carry out a secret mission of locating a spy. Honners uses the voyage to
incease his collection of antiques and other objets d’art, before teaming with Pook
to track down the spy—a beautiful woman whom Pook falls in love with.
We learn of the tough life at sea under Commander Bray’s ruthless domination, Honners’
attempt to desert in the guise of a Buddhist monk, and Pook’s terrifying experience
in the mountains when trapped by a monster.
For the first time we enjoy a visit to the celebrated China Coast bar of Tsingtao
Susie on the Hwang-Chai-
Fong waterfront, where Pook’s interest in a hostess leads to alcoholic mayhem among
the world’s toughest seamen.
Another hilarious logbook for seafarers and landlubbers alike.