Austin Coates: Souvenirs And Letters by Ramon RodamilansAustin Coates: Souvenirs And Letters by Ramon Rodamilans

Austin Coates: Souvenirs And Letters

byRamon Rodamilans

Paperback | November 20, 2007

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 83 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


It was a single, short book, discovered in a Hong Kong bookshop, that prompted Ramón Rodamiláns to establish contact with its author, an expatriate Englishman, Orientalist and former special magistrate. And so a new, brilliant and illuminating chapter opened in their lives, revealed in this elegant and amusing exchange of letters, which cover a decade of great change, and only cease with Austin's death in 1997.We witness Hong Kong at the crossroads, sightseeing in Macao, Singapore, Spain and Portugal, family visits, musical soirées, projected publications and forays into colonial history. Two 'ghosts' haunt the correspondence: the composer Eric Coates (Austin's father) and the Filipino liberator, Dr José Rizal, the subject of an acclaimed work by Austin and a martyr for his belief in freedom. Here then is a record of an unforced friendship, easy affection and informed comment spanning a world of contrasts. It is also a lasting portrait of an excellent writer and an admirable companion.
Title:Austin Coates: Souvenirs And LettersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.34 inPublished:November 20, 2007Publisher:New Generation Publishing LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847481574

ISBN - 13:9781847481573