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    A prince's life and love

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/09/2017

    » The biographical book Katya & The Prince Of Siam, published for the first time in 1994, has been a source of knowledge and insight for Thai history buffs, and they have longed for more stories about a Siamese prince who fell in love with a Russian woman before their marriage ended sadly over a century ago. The wait is over with the recent launch of the first comprehensive exhibition and a new book on the prince's life and work.

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    The confidant of kings

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/04/2014

    » He was the sole tutor of two Thai monarchs — King Ananda Mahidol, Rama VIII, and HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. In Switzerland in 1936, Cleon Seraidaris, a lawyer, started guiding the young King Rama VIII and Prince Bhumibol towards their educational goals. Up until his death in 1997, his close ties and devotion to HM the King and the royal family of Thailand remained strong.

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    The write message

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 28/01/2013

    » Recently crowned a National Artist and once voted Thailand's favourite novelist, Tomyantee is a recognisable name even to those who don't read novels. The recognition from the Ministry of Culture came with cheers but probably without surprise; it was only a matter of time before Tomyantee, a grand dame of letters who's been in poor health lately, was awarded the country's most prestigious artistic honour.

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    Magazine Memories

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/10/2012

    » Stacks of old magazines are seen almost everywhere in a collector's three-storey house _ on book shelves, tables and stairs. Some of them date back to the reign of King Rama V in the 19th century and many others are about half-a-century old. The value of these magazines, the prized possessions of a group of collectors, lies far beyond their age, high prices and beautiful covers.

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