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Maymyo Days

Maymyo Days

Forgotten Lives of a Burma Hill Station

By (author) Stephen Simmons


Publishing 8th May 2023
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    • Diverse and fascinating stories of people who made Maymyo their summer escape
    • Much previously unpublished material, including photographs, cartoons and personal drawings and watercolours of the landscape and local flowers
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    To many the words Hill Station are evocative of an exotic and exciting vision when the subjects of the British Colonial Government gloried in the Hill Stations of India and Burma. Beautifully constructed holiday towns built at 3,000 feet or more where people flocked to escape the heats of the plains. High up the Shan hills of east Burma stood Maymyo. This book tells the stories of the people for whom Maymyo really was a heaven ‘lost on the clouds’.

    About the Author

    The son of a soldier, Stephen Simmons was born in London, spent his early years in West Germany and Gibralter and later, during the chaotic years of China's cultural revolution, in Hong Kong. He too became a soldier. After resigning he worked in the equity market for Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia, for whom he is now country head in Thailand. He wrote Club Class in Asia Pacific (Editions Didier Millet), a guide to private members clubs in the Far East and Australasia. He is married with two grown-up children and divides his time between England and Bangkok from where he and his wife travel extensively through Southeast Asia.

    River Books
    Publish date
    8th May 2023
    Paperback / softback
    World excluding South East Asia, USA & Canada
    228 mm x 228 mm
    200 Pages
    172 color, 50 b&w
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