Relive the lost luxurious years of the Scots in Bengal with Max Scratchmann

Archived news: published on Friday 01 Feb 2013 by Fife Council

Book jacket image of The Last Burrah Sahibs by Max Scratchmann

Book jacket image of The Last Burrah Sahibs by Max Scratchmann

 

Fife Cultural Trust invites you to relive the lost luxurious years of the Scots in Bengal with Max Scratchmann at  Newport library on Monday 4th March at 7pm.

 

His book The Last Burrah Sahibs is a warm and witty look at the unofficial last years of British Colonial Life as seen through the eyes of a small boy growing up out East in the dissolving remnants of the British Raj.

 

After being compulsorily retired from an Indian jute mill and returning to Dundee in the mid 1960’s, Max’s family cannot settle down to life in Scotland. So, when the chance of a three year contract in East Pakistan is offered, they promptly fly off to live the colonial life one last time.

 

Max Scratchmann has been actively engaged in making art for over thirty years. He exhibited and sold his first picture at Anstruther Summer Art Fair in 1973 at the age of seventeen. He is also the author of Illustration 101 and Chucking it All – a humorous autobiography of his years in the  Orkney Islands.

 

Tickets are on sale now priced  £4.50 ( concessions £4) Tickets can be booked  at Newport Library 01334 659376 or by contacting  your local library.

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