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PERFECT HOSTAGE by Justin Wintle, a biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, is out in paperback at 13.50 euros.

Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar (Burma) has become an international symbol of heroic and peaceful resistance in the face of oppression.

Since 1988 she has been at the forefront of a non-violent struggle to restore democracy to Burma and dislodge one of the world’s most brutal military governments.

She has been under house arrest and in prison, and has also faced assassination attempts.

Despite this, nothing has deterred her and she has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

Her parents had a huge influence on her so when the call came to help her fellow Burmes,e she responded unflinchingly, even though this meant separation from her English husband Dr Michael Aris and their sons.

In this revelatory biography, Justin Wintle tells her story, as well as that of her parents and her people, showing the real woman behind the headlines: the impossibly difficult choices she has had to make and the political situation in Myanmar.