'This desert inaccessible
Under the shade of melancholy boughs'
As you like it.
| Burmese Days
written by George Orwell
|This novel publish in 1934 is based loosely on Orwell's five years as a policeman in the Indian Imperial Police force in Burma. It is a caustic, fast-paced tale about the waning days of British imperialism before World War II. From Wikipedia article on Burmese Days.|