Out in the Midday Sun:
The British in Malaya 1880-1960
Shennan, who grew up in British Malaya, doesn't set out to write a political history of the period, but rather of the British who lived there. Noel Coward's alleged description of Malaya as 'a first-rate country for a second-rate people' was a pretty fair reflection of British attitudes to commercial and colonial endeavours in the country for much of the period when the British were there. Through interviews with those who were still living and research into the writings of those who were not, the author makes a more sympathetic case than Coward for the British who, for better or ill, helped fashion the Malaysia of today. 496 pages Please see the scan of the contents page for further details..
Weight: 0.8 kg. * Post free within Malaysia.
Published by Monsoon Books, Singapore. 2015. Reprint. ISBN: 9789814625319
Condition: New. Paperback.