The Falcon of Siam by Axel Aylwen soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Methuen, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: This is a story of Siam the Venice of the East, fabled land of lavish courts and dazzling wealth, a worldly Eden where innocent sensuality and exquisite power games have long coexisted in ancient harmony. But in the final years of the seventeenth century, the age-old kingdom of Siam is forced to emerge from its traditional isolation as foreign adventurers, opportunists and buccaneers approach, hungry for wealth and empire.
Into this fabulous world of intrigue strides Constantine Phaulkon: trader, smuggler, cavalier and rogue. Working ostensibly for the British East India company, Phaulkon has in reality devoted his skills as linguist and diplomat to his true purpose his own destined link with Siam and its all-powerful monarch, King Narai.
The Falcon of Siam is a tale of piracy and war, of history and opportunity, and of one mans love for two women. Set against a background of unrivalled beauty and fascination, here is a novel to entrance the reader, an adventure story in the grand tradition.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 552 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my Fiction Author: A catalogue?