Golden Earth: Travels in Burma

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Eland, 2003 - Travel - 293 pages
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Like most travelers in Burma, Norman Lewis fell in love with the land and its people. Although much of the countryside was under the control of insurgent armies-the book was originally published in 1952-he managed, by steamboat, decrepit lorry, and dacoit-besieged train, to travel almost everywhere he wanted. This perseverance enabled him to see brilliant spectacles that are still out of our reach, and to meet all types of Burmese, from District officers to the inmates of Rangoon's jail. All the color, gaiety, and charm of the East spring to life with this master storyteller.

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User Review  - untraveller - LibraryThing

Superb book! Incredibly well-written (where has that sort gone in today's world?) travelogue of Burma following WWII. Some info is dated, but so what? Tis an absolute delight reading what a country is ... Read full review

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User Review  - pbjwelch - LibraryThing

There are so many very good reviews of this book I'll just second the statements that this is an extremely well-written book by someone who could write (he passed away in 2003), with a sense of dry ... Read full review



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Norman Lewis, who died last year, was England's greatest travel writer of the last century. He wrote a dozen travel books, including such masterpieces as Naples 44, The Honoured Society and A Dragon Apparent, and thirteen novels.

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