Truth About Anna
William Warren's writings on Asia have entertained and informed readers all over the world for 40 years. He has always preferred the unusual to the ordinary, the little-known to the familiar and the essays in this book, all of them about Asia and collected here for the first time, are linked by a taste for oddity and romance. Their subjects range from Anna Leonowens -generally known as the heroine of The King and I, but revealed here as a somewhat different Anna, less appealing but more interesting-to the significance of amulets and shrines, the cobra as a gastronomic treat, Asian women, and the myths surrounding Jim Thompson.
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