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Paddylands – Grace P. Garnier (1947) (1st ed)

S$90.00

Paddylands – Grace P. Garnier (1947) (1st ed)

S$90.00

Title: Paddylands: A Story of Malaya

Author: Grace P. Garnier, Nora Hamerton (illus)

Publisher: George G. Harrap, 1947. First edition. 

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Fading to covers, inscription to ffep. Text clean, binding tight. 4 colour plates. 56pp., app 10″ by 7.5″.

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In short, this children’s book is an introduction to Malay culture disguised as a children’s story. The story takes place in a village in Kedah, and is really quite an easy and concise way description of life in a Malay kampung. In this short book, the author manages to incorporate everything considered typically “Malay” – kampung life, durians and other tropical fruit, monkeys, elephants, padi fields, sarongs, Rajahs, sampans and perahus, etc etc etc, – while managing to explain what these are in a succinct manner, and, impressively, without prejudice.