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Vanity Fair magazine’s travel editor, Michelle Jana Chan will head to the Cotswolds and address a Calcot audience a few days before the publication of her latest book, ‘Song” – a sweeping historical epic that spans half a century and half the globe.
From the rice fields of China to the rainforest of Guiana, Song’s story tells of emigration during boyhood, a quest to improve one’s life and the fear of remaining an outsider.
Brimming with courage, the young Song leaves his impoverished family to make his fortune and then return home. Chasing tales of sugarcane, rubber and gold, Song embarks upon a perilous sea voyage to Guiana. There he discovers riches are elusive and he is forced into labouring as an indentured plantation worker. This is just the beginning of Song’s remarkable tale.
As well as her role at Vanity Fair, Michelle Jana Chan is a contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveller, presenter of the BBC’s ‘Global Guide’ and a writer for The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal and Travel & Leisure.
Arrive at 12 noon for 12.30pm, priced £29.50 per person and includes a two course lunch and a glass of wine.