Richard Mason (1919-1997) was a British author who learned Japanese during WWII and lived in Hong Kong after the war, where his experiences led him to write The World of Suzie Wong.
"Reminiscent of Somerset Maugham at his storytelling best... Suzie Wong is enchanting." - New York Herald Tribune
"Refreshingly different... excitingly real and vivid." - Boston Globe "A thrilling, imaginative experience." - Washington Post & Times Herald "One of the tenderest, most beautiful, agonizing and interesting love stories of the year.... Magnificently effective." - San Francisco Examiner "The reader falls in love with Suzie as Mason weaves his magic spell." - Detroit News "One of the most tender and enchanting heroines to find her way into print in a long time." - Saturday Review