Travel in Myanmar is full of adventure, humour, frustration and amazement, and Judyth Gregory-Smith, the least self-aggrandising travel writer I have ever read, conveys all this in her new book, Myanmar: A Memoir of Loss and Recovery. The book is a well-observed account of places and people and her deeper involvement over the course of several years of visits. This is a great book to give to people who enjoy reading about scenes and life in Myanmar in these years, whether they have been here or not, and (aside from its sobering prologue) a highly amusing and deftly written book which freshens our sense of why we love this country so much, even now during the crashing monsoon and heavy weather.
The author will read from the book and answer questions at Pansodan Art Gallery, Tuesday 26 June 2012, at 3:00. Myanmar: A Memoir of Loss and Recovery is available online, has a facebook page with the photographs in colour, and will later be available in quantity on the shelves. For now, we have just the irrepressible writer reading from her work, and talking about her projects.
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