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, Marshal retraces Scott's intrepid footsteps into Burma's remote tribal heartlands to encounter the bewitching 'giraffe women' and the former headhunters of the WildWa. His journey is an offbeat exploration of Britain's lost heritage - and a powerful expose of Burma's modern tragedy.
- Publication Date:
- 26 / 02 / 2003
- 129 x 198mm