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1 Cromer, Evelyn The Son from the West
Leicester Matador 2007 1905886748 / 9781905886746 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A near Fine copy but which has vertical lines in the margins (not affecting the text) to 56 pages (probably a reviewer's copy) with dustjacket which has a mark to the front top edge from a paper clip.xiv + 332 pages. Illustrated. The author is Evelyn Errington, Earl of Cromer, whose own compelling story is of a young man of noble birth who jettisoned the expectations of his famous banking family to strike out on his own. He set out on an aging steamer for Thailand clutching little more than a vague invitation to a royal household in Bangkok. 'Adopted' by a Thai princess, he quickly learned the language, and there begins a tale of fleeting loves and mayhem. Struck by a tropical disease and abandoned in a Buddhist temple in the jungle, he recovers only to be persecuted by corrupt Thai policemen, trailed by government spies, nearly murdered by American soldiers, shot at by the Vietcong, ambushed by the Khmer Rouge and bloodied by rampaging rioters in Beijing. A hectic career spanning teaching English to the Thai police force, covering the war in Laos and Vietnam for an international newspaper, managing companies in Singapore, Jakarta, Manila and Hong Kong all come to life in this fast-moving story of Asian inscrutability, intrigue and sometimes, sheer calumny. Then one of the great hongs (trading houses) of Hong Kong gives him the long-dreamed-of opportunity to become a pioneer in the greatest market of all, the sleeping giant of China. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.9 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST **** 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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