Read the first three chapters of this book in one sitting!
What an interesting way to get a handle on a historical novel – the unlikely story of a piano tuner (of all things!) being sent to a remote place of what was then called Burma to assist in the efforts to maintain British colonial rule there!
I read a book about the same area in roughly the same period by Amitav Ghosh (The glass palace). That one was really good and I’m optimistic about this one too!