M.R. Kukrit Pramoj

M.R. Kukrit Pramoj (1911–1995), born in Thailand and educated at Queen's College, Oxford, was a true renaissance man -not only a writer of renown, but also a politician and former prime minister, elder statesman, intellectual, journalst, and classical dancer. He wrote  more than twenty books, including the well-known historical novel, Four Reigns (Si Phaendin).