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Patrick John MacAllister Anderson (4 August 1915, Ashtead — 17 March 1979, Halstead) was an English-born Canadian poet. He was educated in Oxford and Columbia. He taught in McGill University between 1940 and 1950.

Here is the blurb taken from the reissued version of Snake Wine by Oxford in Asia Paperbacks.

Snake Wine, first published in 1955, is an account of Patrick Anderson's two years at the University of Singapore as lecturer in English between 1950 and 1952. The original blurb of the book states 'for a while he lived in a lonely house on the endge of bandit-infested jungle'. In the late 1970s most Singaporeans and certainly the millions of tourists who visit the Republic of Singapore annually may find such a statement difficult to believe, yet the account is only a quarter of a century old. The publishers feel justified in reissuing the book as it is one of the most interesting accounts in English of the pre-independence, and pre-industrialization period. Patrick Anderson had an unjaded eye, an unconventional mind, a taste for the exotic, a keen sense of the droll and a lively interest in the diversity of human manners and motives. His account includes the many different sides of Singapore, for rat-infested midnight streets to clashes with traditional colonial civil servants and their wives; it is a fascinating story of one man's involvement in a Singapore that has changed out of all recognition, and can be enjoyed both by tourists and local residents alike.

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Total Books: 50
Autobiography of a Disease
2017 - Autobiography of a Disease [Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781138744509
ISBN-10: 1138744506
Genres: Arts & Photography, Medical Books, Politics & Social Sciences

The Economics of Business Valuation Towards a Value Functional Approach
2012 - The Economics of Business Valuation Towards a Value Functional Approach (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780804758307
ISBN-10: 0804758301
Genre: Business & Money

So Much Wasted Hunger Performance and the Morbidity of Resistance
Till Kingdom Come
2009 - Till Kingdom Come (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780557094943
ISBN-10: 0557094941

The Triumph of the Thriller How Cops Crooks and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction
2000 - Net Profits [CD] (Audio CD)
Introduction To Criminal Justice
1997 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780070061668
ISBN-10: 0070061661
Genres: Nonfiction, Law, Engineering & Transportation

Rich as Sin
1994 - Rich As Sin (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312952365
ISBN-10: 0312952368
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Biodiversity Social and Ecological Perspectives
1992 - Biodiversity Social and Ecological Perspectives (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781856490542
ISBN-10: 1856490548
Genre: Science & Math

Rich As Sin
1991 - Rich As Sin (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671695316
ISBN-10: 0671695312
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Sinister Forces
1987 - Sinister Forces (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780515094756
ISBN-10: 0515094757
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

1987 - Sicklets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780425103999
ISBN-10: 0425103994

Lords of the Earth
1987 - Lords of the Earth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780515092394
ISBN-10: 0515092398
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Lords of Earth
1986 - Lords of Earth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780515086430
ISBN-10: 0515086436
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

High In America The True Story Behind NORML And The Politics Of Marijuana
1981 - High in America the True Story Behind Norml and the Politics of Marijuana (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670119905
ISBN-10: 0670119903
Genre: Nonfiction

The Senator
1979 - The Senator (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780727805195
ISBN-10: 0727805193
Genre: Literature & Fiction

White House
1979 - White House (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780436017315
ISBN-10: 0436017318
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1st Family
1979 - 1st Family (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780671240370
ISBN-10: 0671240374

President's Mistress
1977 - President's Mistress (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780413371201
ISBN-10: 0413371204

Actions Passions
1977 - Actions Passions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671811785
ISBN-10: 0671811789

The Approach to Kings
1977 - The Approach to Kings (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446894517
ISBN-10: 0446894516

The President's Mistress
1976 - The President's Mistress (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671807627
ISBN-10: 0671807625
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Snake Wine a Singapore Episode [Oxford in Asia Paperbacks] (Paperback)Paperback