The Penang Adventure

By Rosalind Chua

February 2010 BOOK REVIEW
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By Raymond Flower Published by Marshall Cavendish Editions Review by Rosalind ChuaIT'S VERY HARD not to get swept along by Raymond Flower's jaunty approach to Penang's history in his latest offering, The Penang Adventure. The book opens on a whimsical note as Flower sets the scene for the arrival of the British led by Captain Francis Light, with plenty of references to earlier seafarers such as Admiral Cheng Ho and James Lancaster. Flower's enthusiasm and great knack for storytelling makes...

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Rosalind Chua