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Tuk-Tuk to the Road: Two Girls, Three Wheels, 12,500 Miles

Tuk-Tuk to the Road: Two Girls, Three Wheels, 12,500 Miles
  • Author(s): Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, Jo Huxster
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Two girls, three wheels, one mission. If you’ve ever been to Bangkok you’ll have most likely been catapulted through the streets in a tuk tuk, one of the city’s ubiquitous three-wheeled taxis. With white knuckles and ringing ears you’ll...

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Tulipomania

Tulipomania
  • Author(s): Mike Dash
  • Location(s): Netherlands
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1630s

In 1630s’ Holland thousands of people, from the wealthiest merchants to the lowest street traders, were caught up in a frenzy of buying and selling. The object of the speculation was not oil or gold, but the tulip, a...

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Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision
  • Author(s): Jimmy Thomson
  • Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Humour
  • Era(s): Present day

This is the second Danny Clay crime “caper” which takes the ex-Army engineer turned TV writer, and his Vietnamese sidekick Zan, to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) where a former army buddy has become embroiled in a property deal...

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Tunnels of Cu Chi

Tunnels of Cu Chi
  • Author(s): John Penycate, Tom Mangold
  • Location(s): Cu Chi Province, Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Vietnam War

At the height of the Vietnam conflict, a complex system of secret underground tunnels sprawled from Cu Chi Province to the edge of Saigon. In these burrows, the Viet Cong cached their weapons, tended their wounded, and prepared to...

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Turbulence

Turbulence
  • Author(s): David Szalay
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Novella
  • Era(s): Modern Day

Twelve people on the move around planet Earth, twelve individual lives, each in turmoil, and each in some way touching the next. In this nuanced and deeply moving sequence, David Szalay’s diverse protagonists circumnavigate the world in twelve plane...

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Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy

Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy
  • Author(s): Ece Temelkuran
  • Location(s): Turkey
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 2010-2015

Starting with the basic question ‘what is this place?’, award-winning journalist and novelist Ece Temelkuran guides us through her ‘beloved country’. In challenging the authoritarian AKP government – for which she lost her job as a journalist – Temelkuran...

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Turkish Reflections

Turkish Reflections
  • Author(s): Mary Lee Settle
  • Location(s): Turkey
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction, Travelogue
  • Era(s): late 20th century

Mary Settle offers us an intimate portrait of a Turkey rarely seen – a land where the cutting of a tree is a crime, where goats are sacrificed to launch state-of-the-art ships, and where whole towns emerge at dusk...

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Turn a Blind Eye

Turn a Blind Eye
  • Author(s): Vicky Newham
  • Location(s): East London
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

A headmistress is found strangled in an East London school, the victim of a ritualistic act of violence. Found at the scene is a single piece of card, upon which is written an ancient Buddhist precept: I SHALL ABSTAIN...

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Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu
  • Author(s): Mark Adams
  • Location(s): Peru
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Mark Adams became interested in the story of Hiram Bingham after it was discovered that Bingham wasn’t actually the first to discover Machu Picchu. He then decides to follow in Bingham’s footsteps and follow his original trail. Essentially a...

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Turn To Dust (Detective Kay Hunter Book #9)

Turn To Dust (Detective Kay Hunter Book  #9)
  • Author(s): Rachel Amphlett
  • Location(s): Kent, Maidstone
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Present Day

When the body of a naked man is found in the middle of a barren field, Detective Kay Hunter realises the investigation will test her skills to the limit. With only one clue to the victim’s identity, her inquiries...

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