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Sylvia

Queen of the Headhunters : An Eccentric Englishwoman and Her Lost Kingdom
Eade, Philip (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Documents the story of the world's first white Ranee, the controversial consort of Sir Vyner Brooke, covering her relationship with her family, her role as her husband's private secretary, her decadence, and her literary achievements.
Authors: Eade, Philip
Title: Sylvia
queen of the headhunters : an eccentric Englishwoman and her lost kingdom
Publisher: New York :, Picador,, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
Characteristics: xxi, 362 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, map, genealogical table ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Philip Eade
Notes: Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007
Summary: Documents the story of the world's first white Ranee, the controversial consort of Sir Vyner Brooke, covering her relationship with her family, her role as her husband's private secretary, her decadence, and her literary achievements.
ISBN: 1250045894
9781250045898
Branch Call Number: B-Sy58e 2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-350) and index
Subject Headings: Sarawak (Malaysia) Kings and rulers Biography English Malaysia Sarawak Biography Queens Malaysia Sarawak Biography Sylvia, Ranee, consort of Vyner, Rajah of Sarawak, 1885-1971
Topical Term: English
Queens
LCCN: 2014012183
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Jul 25, 2014
  • Jane60201 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This book was recommended by the WSJ and sounded interesting. However, the detail was tedious and I would not recommend it.

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