Author(s): Andrew Marshall
Inspired by the forgotten diaries of diminutive Victorian adventurer Sir George Scott, Andrew Marshall set out to discover the real Burma ? a hermit nation living under a repressive regime. Scott was a die-hard imperialist who hacked, bullied and charmed his way through uncharted jungles to help establish British colonial rule. Braving government spies and the after-effects of some powerful local hooch, Marshall retraces Scott?s intrepid footsteps into Burma?s remote tribal heartlands to encounter the bewitching ?giraffe women? and the former headhunters of the Wild Wa. His journey is an offbeat exploration of Britain?s lost heritage ? and a powerful expose of Burma?s modern tragedy. Andrew Marshall is a journalist who has lived and worked in Asia for 10 years. He is co-author of The Cult At the End of the World, an account of the Aum Supreme Truth doomsday cult and the rise of hi-tech terrorism. Most recently, he has been exploring Asia's remotest regions for various newspapers and magazines, including Esquire, Arena, The Times, South China Morning Post & the Sydney Morning Herald. He lives in Bangkok. Paperback (B-Format)
Shortlisted for Thomas Cook Travel Book Award 2003.
'A witty, beautifully turned travelogue about benighted Burma (that) is enlivened by Andrew Marshall's wit and his eye for the absurd.' Daily Telegraph
Andrew Marshall is a journalist who has lived and worked in Asia for 10 years. Recently, he has been exploring Asia's remotest regions for various newspapers and magazines, including Esquire, Arena, The Times Magazine, The South China Morning Post and The Sydney Morning Herald. He lives in Bangkok.