Plain Tales from the British Empire: Images If the British in India, Africa and South-East Asia

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Charles Allen
Abacus, 2008 - Great Britain - 788 pages
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PLAIN TALES FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE gathers together Charles Allen's best loved books on the British experience across the Empire: PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ, TALES FROM THE SOUTH CHINA SEAS and TALES FROM THE DARK CONTINENT. These vivid stories and recollections give an evocative and unique glimpse into the lost days of the Empire across India, Africa and the territories fringing the South China Sea. 'A hugely valuable record of colonial life in India, Africa and the Far East -- intimate, vivid and immensely enjoyable'Antonia Fraser

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Plain Tales from the Raj.
We were all born in India, Burma, or Ceylon. The book means so much for me, as my family name comes into it from Kipling, page 37. I heard so much about
India from my aunts and uncles, my father, who was himself Indian Colonial Police, though in Burma. The book matches so many of the stories told. It is a wonderful book about a greatly loved country, the hardships, the deaths, and the joys. I myself, was split off to England at age three, my mother having died in England, my father having had to go back to Burma ( I didn't meet him again till after the war, when Burma became Independent in 1947), so I can vouch for certain aspects of the book Plain Tales of the Raj, and the autobiography by MM Kaye, can vouch for so much more. It really is, an amazing book of those times.
Colin Leslie Beadon.
 

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A quite wide ranging account of daily life during the later days of the Empire from 20th C onwards, encompassing work, leisure and almost everything in between as seen through first hand experiences ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Charles Allen is the author of a number of bestselling books about Indian and the colonial experience elsewhere. A traveller, historian and master storyteller he is one of the great chroniclers of India.

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