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Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960
Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960
by Margaret Shennan
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A first class history, 27 Sept. 2013
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I absolutely loved this meticulously researched and very accessible history of the British in Malaya. It was such an enjoyable read, very fair, well-rounded and packed with fascinating detail. Can't recommend it enough!


One for the Road and Other Stories (Recollections of Singapore and Malaya)
One for the Road and Other Stories (Recollections of Singapore and Malaya)
by Julian Davison
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read, 27 Sept. 2013
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This book reproduces a series of often fascinating articles written for an expat magazine about life in Malaya and Singapore in the 50s and 60s. The author continues to live there so is able to contrast then and now which can be both illuminating and rather sad -- especially when you realise how much of that stunningly beautiful part of the world has gone from jungle hills to concete shopping malls in less than 40 years. An interesting read.


Missee
Missee
by Margaret Shennan
Edition: Hardcover

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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting childhood memoir, 27 Sept. 2013
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Having longstanding family connections with Malaya and Singapore I was keen to read this memoir -- particularly since the author, a historian, has written a staggeringly good history of the British in Malaya (Mad Dogs and Englishmen). While I enjoyed this book for its portrayal of Malayan life in those halcyon years before the Second World War, it didn't entirely work for me. Written 'through the eyes of a child', the occasionally twee tone grates, and contrasts uncomfortably when the author sets her personal story in historical context with extracts from newspapers of the day, Christmas royal broadcasts and so on. That aside, there is a wealth of detail -- social history, manners, attitudes, vivid descriptions of every day life and customs of a vibrant, multi-racial society -- and it is an often interesting read.


Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing: Number 6 in series
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing: Number 6 in series
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable foray into the world of the maverick Singapore detective, 27 Sept. 2013
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Shamini Flint's latest book is among her best. The Beijing setting is totally authentic -- the description of traders in the Pearl Market had me laughing out loud -- and the author cleverly marries often hard-hitting issues with comic elements. A satisfying and thoroughly enjoyable read.


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