Book Review: Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters by Philip Eade

Book Review: Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters by Philip Eade

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Sylvia Brooke was the consort of His Highness Sir Vyner Brooke, last Rajah of Sarawak, a short-lived dynasty of Englishmen who ruled over part of the island of Borneo between and 1841 and 1946.  An eccentric, self obsessed and thougless woman, she is credited with having played a significant role in the dowfall of the the Sarawak Raj. This fascinating, almost unbelievable story comes to grips with her life and outrageous times, as documented by first time biographer Philip Eade.

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