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The Railway Man

The Railway Man
  • Author(s): Eric Lomax
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): WW2

During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio. Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for...

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The Road to Rangoon

The Road to Rangoon
  • Author(s): Lucy Cruickshanks
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

In 1980s Burma, the British ambassador’s son goes missing. Discovered in the north of the country, Michael Atwood is in imminent danger, trapped between sides fighting a bitter civil war and with no way of getting back to Rangoon....

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Elephant Moon

Elephant Moon
  • Author(s): John Sweeney
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

As the Second World War rages, the Japanese Imperial Army enters Burma and the British rulers prepare to flee. But the human legacy of the British Empire will be left behind in the shape of sixty-two Anglo-Burmese children, born...

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From The Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey

From The Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
  • Author(s): Pascal Khoo Thwe
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)
  • Era(s): 1940s and 1950s

The book traces the author’s life from his Eden-like upbringing, his time at the University in Mandalay when the government started clamping down, and finally his time at Cambridge University. A fascinating and gripping of life in Burma, and...

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Letters From Burma

Letters From Burma
  • Author(s): Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern

In these astonishing letters, Aung San Suu Kyi reaches out beyond Burma’s borders to paint for her readers a vivid and poignant picture of her native land. Here she celebrates the courageous army officers, academics, actors and everyday people...

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The Missing Sister

The Missing Sister
  • Author(s): Dinah Jefferies
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar), Rangoon
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

Belle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life far from home: a glamorous job as a nightclub singer in 1930s Burma, with a host of sophisticated new friends and admirers. But Belle is haunted by a mystery from...

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Return to Mandalay

Return to Mandalay
  • Author(s): Rosanna Ley
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar), Mandalay
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

Eva Gatsby has often wondered about her grandfather Lawrence’s past, and exactly what happened to him in Burma during the Second World War. But it is only when Eva’s job as an antiques dealer suddenly requires a trip to...

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Border Run

Border Run
  • Author(s): Simon Lewis
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar), China
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

LOOKING FOR A NEW EXPERIENCE? TRY MURDER … Bored of the ‘mango smoothie’ trail and keen to spice up their Facebook albums, and maybe their sex lives, Jake and Will take a tour into China’s jungle borderland with Burma....

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Burma Chronicles

Burma Chronicles
  • Author(s): Guy Delisle
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

Guy Delisle’s newest travelogue revolves around a year spent in Burma (also known as Myanmar) with his wife and son. Burma is notorious for its use of concealment and isolation as social control: where scissor-wielding censors monitor the papers,...

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Everything is Broken

Everything is Broken
  • Author(s): Emma Larkin
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Late 2000s

On 2 May 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma. The cyclone wreaked untold havoc, but the regime, in an unfathomable decision of near-genocidal proportions, blocked international aid from entering the country, and provided little relief themselves....

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