Siamese White

Siamese White

Paperback (29 May 2008)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Foremost among the biographies that Maurice Collis wrote during his wide-ranging literary career is Siamese White - an account of the career of Samuel White of Bath who, during the reign of James II, was appointed by the King of Siam as a mandarin of that country. The book superbly embodies that old adage - truth is stranger than fiction.

'A magnificent story, full of interest and excitement, but there is more to it than that. Collis, who has lived for years on the scene of these high happenings, is able to give us a first-hand picture of a fascinating land: of a lovely archipelago, of rivers and rapids, of an immemorial track through jungles haunted by tigers and malaria.' Evening Standard

Book information

ISBN: 9780571240869
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 418g
Height: 140mm
Width: 217mm
Spine width: 29mm