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A Woman of Bangkok

A Woman of Bangkok

Author(s): Jack Reynolds

Location(s): Bangkok

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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Set against a beautifully observed Thailand of the 1950s, this is the story of a young Englishman s infatuation with a dance-hall hostess named Vilai, who all Bangkok knows as The White Leopard. No ordinary prostitute, Vilai is one...

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Fieldwork

Fieldwork

Author(s): Mischa Berlinski

Location(s): Northern Thailand

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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A deep and rich novel set among the hill tribes of Northern Thailand. A suspense story blending anthropology and Christian missionaries, it almost feels autobiographical. The thread that keeps the book together is the main character’s, almost obsessive, attempt...

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Love in the strangest of places

Love in the strangest of places

Author(s): M Alexander

Location(s): Bangkok, London, Moscow

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Dan changes his mind on holiday to Bangkok. He sees the girls and the drinks and forgets about work with the rest but something is not right. He returns to London and takes the chance of redundancy when it...

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The Beach

The Beach

Author(s): Alex Garland

Location(s): Bangkok, Koh Phi Phi

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

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In our ever-shrinking world, where popular Western culture seems to have infected every nation on the planet, it is hard to find even a small niche of unspoiled land–forget searching for pristine islands or continents. This is the situation...

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Thai Girl

Thai Girl

Author(s): Andrew Hicks

Location(s): Bangkok, Koh Chang, Koh Samet

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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When travellers Ben and Emma come to blows on the idyllic Thai island of Koh Samet, it s not long before Ben falls for Fon, a flirtatious but enigmatic beach masseuse, and is forced to come to terms with...

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Bamboo Heart

Bamboo Heart

Author(s): Ann Bennett

Location(s): London, Penang, Singapore, Thailand

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1930s/40s and 1980s

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The First in the Bamboo Trilogy. Thailand, 1943: Thomas Ellis, captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore, is a prisoner-of-war on the Death Railway. In stifling heat he endures endless days of clearing jungle, breaking stone and...

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Bangkok Babylon

Bangkok Babylon

Author(s): Jerry Hopkins

Location(s): Bangkok

Genre(s): Nonfiction

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Among these 25 profiles of amazing members of Bangkoks expatriate community who transformed themselves after leaving home are an advertising executive who photographs Bangkoks most beautiful bargirls, an insurance agent who became a modern bounty hunter, a Catholic priest...

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Bangkok Days

Bangkok Days

Author(s): Lawrence Osborne

Location(s): Bangkok

Genre(s): Travelogue

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An interesting reflection on the city, Osborne takes the reader to hidden corners of the city, introduces locals and foreigners, and generally writes a cohesive and well observed and well written, a must to have another dimension to understand...

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Cross Currents

Cross Currents

Author(s): John Shors

Location(s): Koh Phi Phi

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s

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A Thai family, Lek, Sarai, and their three children are making a living on the island of Ko Phi Phi running tourist accommodation. They have taken in a young American, Patch, who is avoiding the law after getting bound...

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Forgotten

Forgotten

Author(s): Heleyne Hammersley

Location(s): Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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What if you woke up in a strange place and didn’t know who you were? A woman reins consciousness in a Thai hospital unaware of how she got there or who she is. The doctor names her Kai, the...

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