Myanmar: Burma in Style
Evening presentation by Caroline Courtauld, writer, photographer, filmmaker
Drinks Reception at 6:30 pm
Presentation at 7:00 pm
Close at 8:00 pm
The Burmese are a curious crew
The boys wear skirts, the girls do too.
The boys wear hats, the girls refrain
And view such things with much distain.
— U Myint Thein, Uncle Monty (1900–1994)
An isolated and remote country, unspoiled by mass tourism, Myanmar aka Burma is for the curious traveler, not the average tourist. Caroline Courtauld's latest handbook, Myanmar: Burma in Style: An Illustrated History & Guide, takes readers to the most famous cities and sites as well as beaches and mountains. Follow Courtauld as she evokes the magic and the mystery of what was once by some reckoning the richest nation in Asia, from the great Ayeyarwady River to Kipling's Mandalay, the last of Burma's royal capitals, and as she explores the exotic Inle Lake, whose inhabitants live on floating islands overgrown with flowers and lush vegetation. Meet the people of this richly varied land, from the northern hill tribes to the amiable Burmans themselves.
Myanmar: Burma in Style: An Illustrated History & Guide will be available for sale at the event.
Caroline Courtauld is a writer-photographer and a filmmaker specializing in Burmese and Chinese history. Her publications have focused on Asian travel, history and culture, including In Search of Burma, and guides to Fujian, Jiangsu and Hong Kong. Together with May Holdsworth, she wrote The Hong Kong Story (Oxford University Press), covering the history of the former colony, and The Forbidden City (Frances Lincoln and Odyssey Books).