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A Luang Prabang Love Story

Author :  Manisamouth Ratana Koumphon (Ed) Narisa Chakrabongse

Product Details

  • Country Thailand
  • Publisher River Books, Bangkok, Thailand
  • ISBN9786164510425
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2020
  • Bib. Info172p.
  • CategoriesHistory - Historical Biography / Memoir
  • Product Weight250 gms.
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In 1930s Luang Prabang, the beautiful and demure Kham-Phiou was much admired. On a New Year's Day, the life of the aristocratic young woman changed when she caught the eye of a sophisticated older man - Prince Souvanna Phouma. The prince fell madly in love with Kham-Phiou and was determined to marry her against all odds. His family wanted a marriage within the dynasty, while her widowed mother feared Palace intrigues. After the wedding, life in the prince's family home was difficult, but Kham-Phiou began to adapt until the prince decided they should move to Vientiane for the sake of his career. The tale of the tragic love story spans over half a century and is set against the little-known backdrop of old-world Laos where ancient customs and superstitions still held sway. In this charming and moving personal account incorporating the social history of Laos, Manisamouth, granddaughter of Kham-Phiou, brings her grandmother's untold story to life, accompanied by evocative black and white photographs, family trees of the Luang Prabang Royals and Kham-Phiou's lineage, and includes a section on Lao history.

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