Siranee by J. C. Shaw
A tale of two Thai sisters and a consul.
This is a tale of two sisters born into a poor farming family in a northern Thai village. The elder sister, Tari, became Miss Thailand and a Miss Universe finalist, the younger, Siranee, ran away from home and ended up singing in a second rate nightclub. David, a don at Oxford, fell in love with Tari and subsequently became the Honorary British Consul at Chiang Mai. This is their story - some of it, certainly David's consular stories, true.
The author was educated at Sherborne and Magdalen College, Oxford. He is married with one daughter, he was for five years the Honorary British Consul at Chiang Mai and has lived in Thailand for over forty years.
Chiang Mai 2008
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