Sunday, 25 May 2014

The white crocodile's tale

JMB Hughes was the last European headmaster of the Penang Free School. However, Hughes was before my time as he retired in 1963 while I entered the school in the Sesquicentenary year, 1966. Ever since he died two years ago on 16 Mar 2011, there had been several attempts to have his memoirs published.

At long last, it has been published in Penang by Areca Books. The soft launch of the book was held today, fittingly at The Old Frees' Association clubhouse in Northam Road, attended by some 30 people. I understand there will be another soft launch tomorrow at the Penang Free School after the school's Monday morning assembly.

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