The cultural potpourri of the tales in The Sentimentality of the Valley of Tea: Stories From Malaysia comprises a blend of characters, with roots belonging to major Asian ancient civilizations, as well as the culture of the colonial British masters and overlords.
This wonderful collection of tales depicting the lifestyles of the Malaysian community is set in the ex-British hill station of Cameron Highlands where the author was born, and the lowlands.
“A must-read for those who once belonged to that simple era and to those who wished they were there.” – Dr. Vengadesh, Physicist, Naturalist
“Natural and realistic characters – so real that they start moving in the minds of the readers as though they are real … a great dynamic writer.” – Prof. Dr. Alagar Ramanujam, Coimbatore, India
“Delightful and absorbing tales of rustic multicultural Malaysia.” – Dr. Ghazali Lateh, Writer
About the Author
Born to a tea-picker mother and British Army truck-driver father in Cameron Highlands, V.S Kalah is a gifted storyteller. Her stories effectively capture part of the history of infant Malaysia through the eyes of her characters belonging to different walks of life. She has more to tell in her soon-to-be-published books Destiny’s Child and Sugi’s Love.