Winner of the John Brooks Award

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The best-selling book at the Singapore Writers Festival 2012

A dramatic new look at Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles and a forgotten episode of British and Indonesian history

On a steamy August afternoon in 1811 Thomas Stamford Raffles and an army of 12,000 Englishmen and Indians arrived off the coast of Java to seize the island from the Dutch.   The turbulent five years that followed were marked by a litany of battles, conflicts and controversies, during which Raffles – often remembered today as the heroic founder of Singapore - crushed dissent, looted palaces and incited massacres to further his own insatiable ambitions…

In this new book by journalist and travel writer Tim Hannigan, author of Murder in the Hindu Kush: George Hayward and the Great Game, published by Monsoon Books, the dramatic story of the British invasion of Java is told in full for the first time…

Tim Hannigan introduces the story behind the legend of Raffles in Singapore:

 

Raffles and the British Invasion of Java is available now in Southeast AsiaAustralia, the UK and the USA

The ebook is available internationally from amazon and other online retailers…