Letters From a Burmese Grandfather by Randolph O'HaraLetters From a Burmese Grandfather by Randolph O'Hara

Letters From a Burmese Grandfather

byRandolph O'Hara

Paperback | June 16, 2013

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Presents vivid descriptions of cultural and family life in 19th century Burma The book is a heart-warming and informative read for all generations In the waning years of his life, an elderly Burmese gentleman, a retired Court official in the early 19th century, writes letters to his young grandson. In the sixteen messages that comprise the chapters of this book, the old man, drawing examples from his deep knowledge of the country's recent history, its folklore and religion, attempts to convey to the boy the wisdom and most important lessons that he can distill from his life. He thereby exhorts his grandson to live a pious, righteous and unselfish life of his own. Partly historical, partly philosophical, enjoyably readable, Letters From a Burmese Grandfather provides something for all generations in this delightful work of historical fiction.
Randolph O'Hara (1938-2011), MBE, was born in Burma (Myanmar) and as a young man fled an unstable family life and impoverished conditions to start a new life in Hong Kong. He joined the Hong Kong government in 1967, retiring in 1999. During his career he played a pivotal role in the development of local cultural facilities in the forme...
Title:Letters From a Burmese GrandfatherFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:103 pages, 8.28 × 5.58 × 0.36 inShipping dimensions:8.28 × 5.58 × 0.36 inPublished:June 16, 2013Publisher:Orchid PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9745241199

ISBN - 13:9789745241190