In Burmese Days, George Orwell brilliantly evokes the sounds and sights of Burma and reveals, in unflinching detail, the dark side of colonial rule. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by journalist and writer, David Eimer. John Flory is a disillusioned timber merchant based in the remote town of Kyauktada in 1920’s Burma. Whilst his English peers gather night after night to drink and gossip in their exclusive club, Flory has embraced local life - his best friend is Dr Veraswami and his mistress is Ma Hla May. The slow, stickily hot days are interrupted by the arrival of the young and beautiful Elizabeth. And when the club is forced to elect a non white member, Flory is caught up in an increasingly hostile and dangerous feud.