CAROLINE PETIT was born in Washington D.C., raised in Maryland and now lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband.

She is a graduate of Chatham College in Pittsburgh and also holds advance degrees from Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Melbourne's School of Law.

She is also a short story writer and is currently working on her third novel.

A Passion for Pre-War Hong Kong

Caroline's passion is for pre-war Hong Kong - another time and place altogether. A story place, and one that has disappeared.

These pictures of old Hong Kong depict a city of grace and privilege for a few.


These are the streets and scenes that belong to Leah in The Fat Man's Daughter. This is the world she knew.

Allow your imagination to wander along cobbled paths, down to the harbour and up to the Peak. Enjoy your stay.


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