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Golden Earth : Travels in Burma - Norman Lewis

Golden Earth

Travels in Burma

Paperback Published: 29th August 2003
ISBN: 9780907871385
Number Of Pages: 296

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Despite communist incursions and tribal insurrection, Norman Lewis describes a land of breath-taking natural beauty peopled by the gentle Burmese. This is a country where Buddhist beliefs spare even the rats, where the Director of Prisons quotes Chaucer and where three-day theatrical shows are staged to celebrate a monk taking orders. Hitching lifts with the army and with travelling merchants, Lewis is treated to hospitality wherever he stops in this war-torn land, and reveals a country where 'the condition of the soul replaces that of the stock markets as a topic for polite conversation'.

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"A wonderfully vivid book" Daily Telegraph

Forewordp. 9
Mapp. 10
Rangoonp. 11
Preparationsp. 21
Dramatic Entertainmentp. 26
Excursion to the Deep Southp. 36
Merguip. 60
Conducted Tourp. 73
Burmese Gaolp. 77
To Mandalayp. 83
Kings and a Princep. 88
Anawrahta's Pagodap. 106
By Lorry to Lashiop. 115
The Northern Shansp. 139
Protective Custodyp. 179
Nam Hkam Bazaarp. 190
Circuit House, Bhamop. 201
The Jade Countryp. 207
Down the Irrawaddyp. 222
A Mild Alarmp. 229
Rangoon Expressp. 239
Rival Partiesp. 250
The Buffalo Dancep. 261
The Shwedagonp. 272
Indexp. 283
About the authorp. 289
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ISBN: 9780907871385
ISBN-10: 0907871380
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 29th August 2003
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Type: New edition

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