Queen of the Head-Hunters
the autobiography of H.H. the Hon.
by Sylvia Lady Brooke
Ranee of Sarawak
Sidgwick & Jackson, 1972, b/w photographic plates, hardcover, ISBN 0283980990
Very Good Condition, foxing to fore-edges, a little rubbing to edges adn corners, a few faint marks to covers
"This enchanting autobiography by the last Ranee of Sarawak is graced by wit, style, tough-minded candour and a glowing, affectionate spirit that should move and delight readers. Sylvia Brooke's narrative spans 80 years, and is a unique personal history enriched by vivid anecdotes too marvellous to have been contrived. The exotic heart of her memoirs is her story of her marriage to Vyner Brooke, last of a long tyrannical line of White Rajahs of Sarawak, and her long years as his consort among
primitive people in a land she instantly recognised as "home". Of her womanizing husband, who had girls until he was 87,she says with abiding affection, "you have to admire a man like that". - Goodreads