Bare Feet in the Palace

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  • Title: Bare Feet in the Palace
  • Author: Agnes Newton Keith
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  • Page: 283
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Bare Feet in the Palace

Unlimited Bare Feet in the Palace - by Agnes Newton Keith, Bare Feet in the Palace, Agnes Newton Keith, Bare Feet in the Palace Bare Feet in the Palace is an excellent account of the people of the Philippines during the transition time after WWII as they became a truly independent country It describes post war Manila as well as the other areas of the country There is a very heart stirring account of the first free election Included are ancedotes about her family s life during the Bare F Unlimited Bare Feet in the Palace - by Agnes Newton Keith - Bare Feet in the Palace, Bare Feet in the Palace Bare Feet in the Palace is an excellent account of the people of the Philippines during the transition time after WWII as they became a truly independent country It describes post war Man

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About “Agnes Newton Keith

  • Agnes Newton Keith

    Agnes Keith was born in 1901 in Illinois but grew up in Hollywood long before Tinsel Town became what it is today In 1934 she married Henry Harry George Keith, an Englishman whom she had first met as a childhood friend of her brother Harry was on leave from Sandakan where he had lived since 1925 and where he served as Conservator of Forests, Director of Agriculture, and Curator of the Museum for the government of British North Borneo Sandakan then was the capital of North Borneo, a territory that was an anomaly, governed by a company, the British North Borneo Chartered Company Agnes accompanied Harry back to Sandakan where she was introduced to the life of a memsahib in an isolated British colonial community in an exotic land Over the next five years, Agnes documented her observations and experiences in a highly personal series of articles that were published in her first book Land Below the Wind that won the Atlantic Monthly annual prize for non fiction in 1939 Agnes writes with sensitivity and humour, capturing the essence of colonial life from the perspective of an American expat and describing the local people Chinese, Murut, and Malay with affection and sympathy As the book draws to a close and the Keiths prepare to leave Sandakan on home leave after five years, the ominous clouds of war are looming, illustrated by an accidental encounter between the young daughter of the Chinese consul, a neighbor of the Keiths, and the Japanese consul and his wife who are guests for tea at the Keith house After their leave, the Keiths returned to Sandakan where their son George was born Soon they were engulfed by war and the family of three was interned with the small British community, first in a camp on Pulau Berhala off Sandakan and then at the notorious Batu Lintang camp near Kuching, Sarawak, where Agnes and little George were separated from Harry until the war ended and liberation came in 1945 All through their captivity Agnes secretly kept notes of their horrific experience that were published after the war in her second book Three Came Home made into a film in 1950 starring Claudette Colbert Agnes, Harry, and George returned to Sandakan after the war and rebuilt their house that had been destroyed in the war Their subsequent years in North Borneo were the subject of Agnes s third book, White Man Returns



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  • If I could choose in all the history of these islands the most auspicious moment to have been present, this is the moment , June 12, 2015This review is from Bare Feet In The Palace U Hardcover Published in 1955, this is the account of the author s time spent in the Philippines just after the War, along with her husband, who worked for forestry and agriculture She was already well known for her previous books on their time in Malaysia the latter, Three came Home , tells of their time in a Japanes [...]


  • After surviving three and a half years in a Japanese p.o.w camp in Borneo, Ms Newton Keith, husband and son moved to the Philippines where her husband Harry was posted with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations I distinctly felt she was trying very hard to relate to the Philippine peoples and cultures as she had to those in Borneo read Land Below the Wind whom she loved and cherished but that for whatever reason, just couldn t make the same connection My guess is that she w [...]


  • My mom gave me this book and said you might like it but I didn t finish it.AK covers lots of topics from arranged marriages, to her trip to Japan seeking healing after being a prisoner, to their dog and neighborhood boys, to the election of a new Filipino president all related to her stay in the Philippines in the 1950s All pretty interesting though there wasn t much flow AK is someone who over thinks things and as I am one who often under thinks its good to look into another s thoughts in anoth [...]


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