Having lived in Singapore, I have always been interested in Stamford Raffles and this is the first biography for many years. It is readable and well produced and will make an excellent present for a son who was born in Singapore.
This beautiful book was recommended in a magazine and I was not disappointed when I saw it. It's beautifully produced on glossy paper with gorgeous colour photos. I suppose it's a coffee table book, but will go down well as a Christmas present for a middle-aged man.