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An Acquaintance with Burma by Sir Robert Cooper


Robert Cooper’s acquaintance with Burma began when he was sent by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to New York for the UN General Assembly in 1970. There he became friends with Aung San Suu Kyi, who was working in U Thant’s Secretariat. He has never served in Burma, but visited it a number of times, […]


Maurice Collis’s Days and Trails in Burma…this is a true story in every detail

When Joseph Woods discovered a flimsy wartime Penguin book about Burma in a second-hand bookshop in Drogheda in the mid-1990s, he stumbled upon the life of his fellow countryman, Maurice Collis; Burma’s finest late-colonial writer, chronicler and advocate. A few years earlier, Joe had entered Burma overland from China, but now, albeit in characteristic slow […]