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Anchored in Angkor

John Burgess provides a vibrant snapshot of a once great civilisation

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Since his first visit to Angkor Wat in 1969, former Washington Post correspondent John Burgess was captivated by the beauty and mystery of the world's largest religious monument. Ten years in the making, his latest novel, Woman Of Angkor, peels back the layers of time to reveal the personal histories of the people living in Angkor during the 12th century. 

Author John Burgess at the Asia Books signing in Bangkok.

Burgess resurrects Angkor's stunning bas-reliefs to reveal an engaging and seemingly authentic story of a time when personal histories weren't recorded.

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