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Superior Servants: The Legendary Cantonese Amahs of the Far East - Kenneth Gaw
Superior Servants: The Legendary Cantonese Amahs of the Far East - Kenneth Gaw
$74.00
Manufacturer Number: ML1403
Stock Status: In Stock

Superior Servants: The Legendary Cantonese Amahs of the Far East 

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Kenneth Gaw


A fascinating study of an almost forgotten calling, the amahs who were the mainstay of many expatriate and well to do families in the British colonial territories of Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore. They were often the main servant of the household, juggling a variety of roles as nanny, cook and maid, working long days for little pay or holidays. In this book, Gaw, who himself was brought up by an amah, through interviews with several amahs, discovers their origins, work experience and motivation. Very Good Hardback in a Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition. 177 pages. For further details please see the scanned contents page. 

Weight: 1 kg Post free within Malaysia

Condition : The dust jacket is in very good shape except for a small nick at the back. The book itself looks new apart from spotting on the text block.