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Andrew Barber's latest book will take you on a comprehensive and highly enjoyable journey of discovery.
He explores the background and settlement of Penang by Francis Light in 1786 as a British East India Company trading post, some of the island's prominent characters, its transition to a British Colony, two World Wars, occupation by the Japanese, post-war struggles and on to independence in 1957.
For an easy-to-read guide to Penang's rich past, illustrated throughout with many rarely seen images, this is a book you cannot do without!
Available online and in good bookstores in Malaysia and Singapore. Proudly distributed by Entrepot Publishing.
Size: 26.8 x 20.8 x 2.2 cm, xviii, 201 pp, 898 gm
Andrew Barber is the author of a number of books on Malaysia's colonial history. He is a Kuala Lumpur-based consultant, a former British diplomat and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.