Siamese White by Maurice Collis

By Maurice Collis

Foremost one of the biographies that Maurice Collis wrote in the course of his wide-ranging literary profession is Siamese White - an account of the occupation of Samuel White of tub who, throughout the reign of James II, was once appointed by way of the King of Siam as a mandarin of that kingdom. The publication beautifully embodies that outdated adage - fact is stranger than fiction.

'A incredible tale, choked with curiosity and pleasure, yet there's extra to it than that. Collis, who has lived for years at the scene of those excessive happenings, is ready to supply us a first-hand photograph of a desirable land: of a stunning archipelago, of rivers and rapids, of an immemorial song via jungles haunted by way of tigers and malaria.' Evening Standard

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