Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
Trials in Burma

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Biography » General

Trials in Burma

By Maurice Collis

Elsewhere $38.75 $28.48   Save $10.27 (27%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 224 pages, Main Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 May 2008
"This is an unpretentious book, but it brings out with unusual clearness the dilemma that faces every official in an empire like our own." - George Orwell. "Trials in Burma" recounts Maurice Collis' experiences as a district magistrate in Rangoon in the late 1920s. The book recounts his gradual realisation that far from administering an impartial system of justice, he is expected to protect British interests. Written in a cool dispassionate style, Collis describes how - be choosing integrity over career, he eventually loses his job. "A brilliant, direct and extraordinarily vivid account of this troubled period...a masterly survey of the Burmese scene." - "Daily Mail".

About the Author

Maurice Collis was born in 1889, the son of an Irish solicitor. He entered the Indian Civil Service in 1911 and was posted to Burma, rising to the position of district magistrate in Rangoon in 1929, where the independence of his judgments displeased his superiors who moved him to the position of Excise Commissioner. He returned to England in 1934. He wrote over twenty books, including volumes of autobiography, travel writing, novels, histories and three plays. He died in 1973.

EAN: 9780571240876
ISBN: 0571240879
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.5 x 1.6 centimetres (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Trials in Burma on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.