Burmese Light

Impressions of the Golden Land

Author: Hans Kemp

Publisher: Visionary World Limited


Category: Photography

Page: 207

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Burma, or Myanmar, is an ancient land across which many cultures have flourished throughout the ages, and in which many continue to live to this day. This title captures the varied textures of this land and its people. Burma, or Myanmar, is an ancient land across which many cultures have flourished throughout the ages, and in which many continue to live to this day. Its history in the last sixty years has been one of repression, conflict and need, but the signs are now good that the nation is set to enter a new and happier phase. Photographer Hans Kemp has created a book

The Golden Land

Author: Di Morrissey

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 674

With millions of copies sold worldwide, Di Morrissey is Australia's favourite storyteller with new novel Arcadia out now. Natalie is a young Gold Coast mother with a loving husband, two small children and a happy lifestyle. While helping her mother move house, she finds a little box containing a Burmese artefact. When Natalie learns its unique history through a letter left by her great-great uncle, it ignites an interest in its country of origin and her uncle's unfulfilled plans for this curio. Her investigations collide with her own dramatically changing circumstances and create a catalyst for a moral dilemma that challenges the core of her marriage as she finds herself immersed in two very different golden lands.

Letters My Grandfather Wrote Me

Family Origins

Author: Bryan Crawford

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: History

Page: 580

View: 350

The Douglases are traced from 100 A.D. with ancestral background in Ireland around 300 B.C. There is an American branch from the 18th century with connections to the U.S. war of independence and the anti-slave movement. The Crawfords are shown in their early history around the 12th century, then since the early 19th Century in Scotland, Ireland and New Zealand. The Clarks are shown since the mid 19thcentury but with strong Huguenot roots in the 17th century. The Gagens are traced from Germany to Norfolk in the U.K. in the 17th century; and to Canada and America in the 19th, where Dan Gagen married into the Chippewa tribe. The book is about Cyril Gagen who settled in New Zealand with his mid-wife mother in the early 20th century, and is written by his grandson. The last chapter is autobiographical with an in-depth discussion on Social Control and the ethics of its use in modern Britain and New Zealand. The Clarion review states that the book is anti-monarchist which is totally incorrect.

Myanmar (Burma)

Author: Helmut Köllner

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc


Category: Burma

Page: 255

View: 756

These great-value guides cover destinations far and wide around the globe. Established in 1990, Nelles Guides sought to provide travelers with comprehensive destination coverage in a handy, take-along format. Today, the tradition continues. Nelles Guides are researched and written by local correspondents and are updated regularly. Each book has a well-rounded introduction that delves into the country's history and culture, tempting the reader to explore. The "What to See & Do" section for each area can cover anything from sightseeing and driving tours to jungle treks and visits to the local museums. You'll find detailed entries for restaurants, shopping, entertainment, festivals and more. All accommodations are categorized by price level, making it easy for the reader to select a place to suit his/her budget. Practical travel issues -- health concerns, climate & clothing, visa requirements, currency, transportation, etc. -- are also addressed.

First Impressions

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 309

AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME After a four-year absence, Shane Abbott returns to her rural Maryland hometown to find that not much has changed, except she now has a new neighbour - and a rather bad-tempered and unfriendly one at that. Vance Banning isn't the unemployed carpenter he lets Shane think he is. He's a man looking for some peace and quiet - away from work, away from the city and away from women. He's been burned once before, and has vowed never to be taken in by the same innocent act again. But Shane doesn't fit into any of his plans. With her quiet beauty, her kindness and good nature, she might just be the only woman who could bring hope back into his life - and make him risk everything for one last chance at happiness. Includes a preview of Whiskey Beach, published in April 2013


land of golden pagodas

Author: Frank N. Trager



Category: United States

Page: 63

View: 378

A Savage Dreamland

Journeys in Burma

Author: David Eimer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 338

The first of its kind: an exploration of one of the most mysterious countries in the world, as told by one of the first outsiders to access the country in its entirety For almost fifty years Burma was ruled by a paranoid military dictatorship and isolated from the outside world. A historic 2015 election swept an Aung San Suu Kyi-led civilian government to power and was supposed to usher in a new golden era of democracy and progress, but Burma remains unstable and undeveloped, a little-understood country. Nothing is straightforward in this captivating land that is home to a combustible mix of races, religions and resources. A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma reveals a country where temples take priority over infrastructure, fortune tellers thrive and golf courses are carved out of war zones. Setting out from Yangon, the old capital, David Eimer travels throughout this enigmatic nation, from the tropical south to the Burmese Himalayas in the far north, via the Buddhist-centric heartland and the jungles and mountains where rebel armies fight for autonomy in the longest-running civil wars in recent history. The story of modern Burma is told through the voices of the people Eimer encounters along the way: former political exiles, the squatters in Yangon's shanty towns, radical monks, Rohingya refugees, princesses and warlords, and the ethnic minorities clustered along the country's frontiers. In his vivid and revelatory account of life, history, culture and politics, David Eimer chronicles the awakening of a country as it returns to the global fold and explores a fractured nation, closed to foreigners for decades. Authoritative and ground-breaking, A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma is set to be a modern classic of travel writing.