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Beyond the crowded star-paved boulevards of Hollywood and famously posh boutiques of Rodeo Drive, is another Los Angeles; a hidden shopper's paradise, brimming with hundreds of charming, eclectic, curious, nostalgic, glamorous and quirky neighbourhood stores, restaurants, and bars that are practically unknown to tourists. From Pasadena to the Pacific Coast Highway, discover the secret haunts and favourite local specialty shops of starlets and mere mortals alike. Wear the hottest designers before they get famous; get your knit on at a yarn-filled emporium; satisfy your sweet tooth at the world's first cupcake ATM ; indulge your devotion to handmade American craftsmanship with a pair of custom-designed kicks; score some cast-off celebrity bling at a Beverly Hills pawn shop; navigate a two-block alley crammed with 150 discount shops. It's all yours for the taking in the City of Angels.
James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was a missionary to China, whose passionate commitment led to the founding of the China Inland Mission, now called the Overseas Missionary Fellowship. One of the first western missionaries to adopt Chinese dress (enduring the mockery of his colleagues) he served in China for 51 years, outliving two wives, and bringing at least 800 missionaries to the country. He personally baptised at least 50,000 converts and inspired the famous cricketer C.T. Studd to become a missionary, leading to the formation of the group known as the Cambridge Seven. This popular account, written and drawn by Christians in Hong Kong, introduces the Hudson Taylor story to a wholly new audience.