Jonathan Copeland studied law at University College London, and practised in the City of London for 25 years. Throughout that time he travelled to Southeast Asia annually and developed a passion for Balinese culture and a strong desire to fully understand it. After leaving the law he was able to spend more time in Bali, researching all aspects of Balinese culture. The fruits of that research appear in this book. Ni Wayan Murni,is a legendary pioneer of Balinese tourism who participates in Balinese culture on a daily basis and plays in a gamelan group at important religious ceremonies.