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  • Nixon et autres oiseaux exotiques

    $6.99 Hudon, Antoine
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    Ce roman présente une galerie de personnages truculents et attachants dans les situations les plus typiques des étrangers venus vivre ou s’égayer dans le Pays du sourire. L’auteur ironise sur les maladroites tentatives d’adaptation à la vie orientale, variété thaïlandaise, d’Occidentaux bons vivants, traînant parfois sur leur dos un vieil adolescent pris du mal de vivre.

    Il s’agit de la traduction et adaptation de Bangkok Knights de Collin Piprell, écrivain canadien vivant en Thaïlande. Ce livre à succès a paru originellement en 1989 sous forme de nouvelles et a été réédité par la suite.

    Le livre est écrit dans une prose délicieusement ironique et quoique certaines situations soient légèrement exagérées pour l’effet comique, l’ensemble est résolument réaliste. La critique des comportements est présente sans nuire au ton léger. Le résultat est un livre immensément drôle, parfois émouvant et toujours instructif.

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  • Another Day in Paradise

    $4.99$14.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    Catch up with Sloany and the rest of the Bang Saray boys as they enjoy another day in paradise. After their huge success in finding Taff’s treasure the boys find out that being rich & famous isn’t all that easy and living the good life brings its own unique problems. Follow the boys as they set out on a series of hilarious new adventures and misadventures in the Land of Smiles.

    If you enjoyed meeting the boys in ‘Living the Dream’ and then laughed out loud with them in ‘Loving Life’ before being amazed at their antics in ‘Taff’s Treasure’ then you won’t want to miss this book. This wonderful Band of Brothers set out once again to share their stories, tears and laughter with their growing army of fans around the world. It seems that growing old disgracefully is still their main mission.
    The boys are back……..again!

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  • An Angel with a Gun

    $4.99$14.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    Steven West first appeared in the book ‘The Flower Girl‘. After spending some time back in England Steven decides to give Thailand a second chance. This time he trains as a Buddhist Monk and after he travels through Thailand he finds his assigned ‘Wat’. He calls it ‘The lost temple of Kanchanaburi’. The ancient wooden building is lost in the jungle on the border with Myanmar. His congregation is the poorest of the poor.
    Steven works tirelessly to rebuild the temple and serve the local people. It works out more or less ok for years until falling in love and a drug smuggler get in the way. The wonderfully naïve and inept Steven West makes a long overdue return in another hilarious adventure in the ‘Land of Smiles’.

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  • Taff’s Treasure

    $4.99$14.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    Would you hire an old ship and set sail on a 4,000km round trip across the Gulf of Thailand, The South China Sea and the Java Sea in search of buried treasure? This lot did! The boys from the Sloan Square gang are back at their most outrageous best in this epic adventure.
    Catch up with all your favourite characters and some new ones as they take on modern day pirates and some lazy terrorists when they go in search of Taff’s Treasure.
    They made you laugh and they made you cry when they shared their stories in ‘Living the Dream’ and ‘Loving Life’. If you liked those books then you will love this one.

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  • Living The Dream

    $4.99$14.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    Growing old disgracefully in Thailand is an occupational hazard for retired ex-pats who just want to be ‘Living the Dream’. For a small group of ex-pats living in Pattaya, living the dream is sitting in The Sloan Square Bar and playing dominos, obviously putting the world to rights while they play.

    The landlord is Gary Sloan. He is the sort of person you either love or hate. Some people love to hate him and some people hate the fact that they love him. His skin is as thick as a sprung mattress. He leads this group of ex-pats in a series of adventure and misadventure. It is an emotional roller coaster ride of highs and lows that will stay in your memory long after you have finished reading this book. They are more than just close friends. They are a band of brothers. This is their story. A story you will be happy they shared.

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  • My Name is Eric

    $3.99 Kimura, Rei
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    No one can argue with the cliché that a dog is “Man’s Best Friend” from time immemorial. But has anyone ever look behind this airy statement and see what Man’s Best Friend is really like INSIDE of him? His thoughts, his perceptions of life and how he sees his relationship with us?

    This is the story of Eric, a precocious, irreverent male Pomeranian and is told from HIS perception of life and how he views his best friend, Man! It is a delightful story filled with a myriad of emotions ranging from tear jerking touching moments to Eric’s humorous and satirical descriptions of his relationship with his family and all the other humans who have the misfortune of crossing his path!

    “My name is Eric and a piece of gilt edged, important looking paper says I am a male Pomeranian of retired champion and show dog bloodline, place and date of birth, a remote dog breeding farm, deep inside rural New South Wales, Australia on the 16th of Dec, 1997” is how he declares himself!

    We follow Eric through his journey to dog spas, dog funerals and a whole horde of crazy activities and here is what he had to say about them!

    “And ok, I hate to admit it but I was more than a little curious about this craze that was razing the pet community like a raging bush fire. It tickled me pink to see those glossy brochures of dogs lying in tubs of bubbling water surrounded by flowers and glowing tea candles, God, what were all those humans thinking of?”

    This thoroughly irreverent Rogue Pomeranian has fetishes and “bargains” with his family over his own misbehavior!

    His favorite quote?

    “Well, they don’t say it’s a dog’s life of being misunderstood, misinterpreted and misquoted for nothing!”

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  • Home Thoughts from a Man

    $14.95 Ogilvie, Daniel
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    Join our titular hero and his stalwart wife when, after 40 years of living in the UK, he uproots and travels through Singapore, Canada and finally Thailand, taking on all the world can throw at him.

    And losing.

    It is surely only a matter of time before Dan Ogilvie has fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams as he mixes the comedic surprise of a Tom Sharpe, the descriptive prose of a Hilary Mantel, and the characterisation of a Charles Dickens into an autobiography that is a bravura delight. (O.K., now may I have my children back. You can keep the young one. No really, I don’t want him back.)
    Stanley Misanthrope, Literary critic and agony uncle for the Portsmouth Poseur Weekly.

    I would rather have testicular cancer than be forced to read another word of this prosodic diarrhoea.
    Ashley Loveit,  Flaneur and cookery correspondent for the Portsmouth Poseur Weekly.

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