Perfect Hostage

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A biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world’s most renowned freedom fighters and advocates of non-violence, and the figurehead for Burma’s struggle for democracy. Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, she has dedicated her life to her country.

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Justin Wintle was educated at Stowe School and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he holds degrees in Modern History. The many books he has written include Romancing Vietnam: Inside the Boat Country, The VietNam Wars, Furious Interiors: Wales, R. S. Thomas and God and the Rough Guide histories of China, Islam and Spain. He has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times, the Sunday Times and the Independent, and in 1998 he became the recipient of an Arts Council Writers' Award. He lives in London.

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"A well structured and literate account of her life" * Independent * "Richly detailed and briskly paced, with a keen sense of place... This thoughtful book is an important contribution to our knowledge of a little-known land" * Sunday Telegraph * "Wintle's intelligent biography describes the immense personal sacrifices Suu Kyi has made for her cause, but also, questions the "intransigence" of her ongoing non-violent protest." * FT * "Comprehensively researched" * Literary Review * "What Justin Wintle's new biography captures - in great detail and considerable length - is the story and the character of the woman behind the image of a valiant, but so far unsuccessful fighter against tyranny" * Sunday Life (Belfast) *

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