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Pearl City: Stories from Japan and Elsewhere

Pearl City: Stories from Japan and Elsewhere
  • Author(s): Simon Rowe
  • Location(s): Japan, Australia, Austria, Cambodia, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia (Malaya), New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Current

Pearl City: Stories from Japan and Elsewhere is short fiction for busy people who love to travel. Six of the stories are set in Japan, and the others in Hong Kong, East Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, France, Austria, the...

Phoenix Song

Phoenix Song
  • Author(s): Tutu Dutta
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Arohan is desperate for a guitar. What eight year old boy isn’t? So when Arohan s grandmother gives him a plain old bamboo flute for his birthday, he is understandably a little upset. But the xiao is no ordinary...

Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem

Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem
  • Author(s): Emilio Salgari
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Children, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1849

Would you be the greatest pirate in the South China Sea or would you hang up your sword to be with the woman you love? Malaysia, 1849. The Tigers of Mompracem are a band of rebel pirates fighting for...

Spirit Tiger

Spirit Tiger
  • Author(s): Barbara Ismail
  • Location(s): Kelantan
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern looking back to WW2

Tiger spirits prowl Kampong Penambang in the third novel of the award-winning Kain Songket Mysteries detective series set in Kelantan, Malaysia. Amateur sleuth Mak Cik Maryam volunteers to investigate the death of a village reprobate, convinced it will be...

Sweet Offerings

Sweet Offerings
  • Author(s): Chan Ling Yap
  • Location(s): Kuala Lumpur
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 1930s and 1960s

Set in the late 1930s and 1960s, this is the tale of Mei Yin, a young Chinese girl from an impoverished family. Her destiny is shaped when she is sent to Kuala Lumpar to become the ward and companion...

The Cats We Meet Along the Way

The Cats We Meet Along the Way
  • Author(s): Nadia Mikail
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Young Adult, Dystopian
  • Era(s): N/A

Seventeen-year-old Aisha hasn’t seen her sister June for two years. And now that a calamity is about to end the world in nine months’ time, she and her mother decide that it’s time to track her down and mend...

The Christmas Holiday

The Christmas Holiday
  • Author(s): Maxine Morrey
  • Location(s): Florida, India, London, Malaysia (Malaya), Scotland
  • Genre(s): Humour, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

As winter comes to London, journalist Mia Walker is desperately hoping for her big break as a travel writer, dreaming of exotic locations and sun-soaked beaches. When she’s invited to write a romantic travel piece that ends in a...

The Eloquence of Desire

The Eloquence of Desire
  • Author(s): Amanda Sington-Williams
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

“I have just stumbled onto the nicest surprise” – Susan Abraham “an atmospheric novel with thought provoking themes” – Bookish Magpie “A good read” – Book Pleasures “For those who know me, giving a book a 5 is something...

The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover
  • Author(s): Rani Manicka
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

A breathtaking and absorbing novel set in Malaya propelled by the superb storytelling instinct of the author of THE RICE MOTHER. Parvathi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and an arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman. But her father...

The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy

The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy
  • Author(s): Anthony Burgess
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): post WW2

A sweetly satiric look at the twilight days of colonialism. Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy...

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