Twenty Years In Siam
by Leigh Williams ('Bangkok Bill')
Andrew Melrose, 1954 [Enlarged and Revised], 46 illustrations, sepia plates, illustrated end-papers, green cloth hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, slight foxing to edges, minor edge and shelf wear to book, dustjacket has minor repairs, small tears, minor creasing and edge-wear
'There is uneasiness and danger in the lands lying between India and China. Korea lies shattered, and violence of a similar nature now threatens Indo-China, Siam and adjacent territory.
The author, who has spent the greater part of his life in the remote jungles of Siam, presents a fascinating account of that land and its people. It is all here : history, stampeding elephants, the search for teak, difficulties and varieties of native labour, aggressive black ants, the loneliness and remoteness of life in heavy, isolated jungle, a murderous climate.
This book, which was first published in 1941, under the title of Green Prison, has now been brought up to date and includes some trenchant chapters on Siam's present position. The result is amusing, informative and rewarding.'