Robert Payne tells the story of the Brooke dynasty, James, Charles, and Vyner, who, between them, ruled as Rajahs of Sarawak for over a hundred years. Sir Vyner Brooke, the last of the white rajahs left Sarawak for good over 40 years ago, bringing to an end a story as romantic as any in the history of the East. For over a century the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, the home of the famous head-hunting Dyaks, had been ruled with nenevolent despotism by a family of Englishmen. This book is their story.
Slim OUP paperback which has been read. The top of the front cover is slightly bent and the corner bumped, there is some foxing to the top of the text block, but none inside. Plenty of photographs, a 'select' bibliography and an index.