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The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither
by Bird, Isabella L.

ISBN: 9781906780388
PUBLISHER: John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
FORMAT: Paperback / softback
PAGES: 256
PUBLICATION DATE: 28.07.2011
DIMENSIONS: 19.56 x 12.95 x 2.29 centimetres

DESCRIPTION:
She wrote 23 letters describing her adventures to her sister Hennie in Scotland, and named the collection The Golden Chersonese after the ancient name given to the Malay Peninsula by the Greek scholar, Ptolemy. Her detailed descriptions of the Malay Peninsula in the 1870s are in startling contrast to present-day Malaysia and Singapore, and provide a fascinating account of many aspects of the region, including the people, culture, landscapes, and wildlife, all described with the Victorian stiff upper lip typical of her time.

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