Tales from the South China Seas - ALLEN, CharlesAndré Deutsch [Andre Deutsch], 1983, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges.
Images of the British in south-east Asia in the twentieth century. Illustrated with B&W photographs. This is the world of Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham brought to life - and told as it really was, by those who were there. It is also the story of the British Empire brought to its knees, with the fiasco of the British retreat down the Malayan peninsula before the advancing Japanese in December 1941, the nightmare events leading up to the Fall of Singapore in February 1942 and the horrors of the years that followed. But above all, it is the story of good, decent, normal people' living in exotic surroundings and extraordinary times.
Size: 9½" x 6½"
Number of Pages: 240
Introduction: Sjovald Cunyngham-Brown
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