Tag: Pattaya

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  • Thailand Tourists

    $4.99$12.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    The Love Hunter, Thirty-Minute Millionaires, Ethnic Ethel and the Artful Dodger plus many more. If you have travelled to Thailand, you will certainly have come across most of the characters in this book at some time and it is quite possible you will even recognize yourself amongst the pages.
    True to form, the author takes a tongue-in-cheek look at tourists he has known in the Land of Smiles, all of whom are based on people he has seen or met in over three decades of living in a country which undeniably attracts some very colourful individuals.
    Uncompromisingly honest and wickedly amusing, Thailand Tourists is a must-read for anybody contemplating a trip anywhere in Asia and will give a completely different aspect to a boring flight, a day on the beach or a hop around the night-spots, allowing the reader to tick off the types represented one by one; all brought to life by the illustrations and script in a unique and often remarkable way.

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  • Bang Saray Boys: The Movie

    $4.99$14.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    Well the ‘Boys’ are back in town for the very last time in this 5th and final book in the series. There has been love, laughter and tears along the way and the boys are sure to go out with a bang. Catch up with all your favourite characters as they hit the silver screen….and hit Hollywood!

    It’s the big ‘goodbye’ from the Bang Saray Boys and you don’t want to miss it.

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  • Stumpy’s Bar

    $4.99$11.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    Second Lieutenant Stewart Bainbridge of 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards and Private Barry Brown of 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment meet for the first time in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham after they each suffered horrific injuries while serving their Queen and Country. The two men could not be more different from each other in just about every way, but in spite of that they form an unlikely friendship that will last a lifetime. They help each other come to terms with life after the armed forces and they decide to move to Pattaya in Thailand to open up a bar and start a new life: What could possibly go wrong!
    This is a story about two extraordinary men on an incredible journey in life. It is a story that will make you laugh and make you cry, but most of all it’s a story of triumph over adversity and the amazing human spirit.
    This is a charity book and all royalties forevermore will go to the Royal British Legion. Thank you for your kind support.

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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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  • Thailand Changes

    $4.99$13.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    This book takes an offbeat and humorous look at how tourism has changed radically in Thailand over the past thirty-five years, seen through the eyes of two red-blooded young men who made their first trips to the country over three decades apart.
    Peter Jaggs provides an unparalleled insight into the night-streets, tourist resorts and rural villages of both modern day and bygone Thailand and goes some way to explaining why many men become so hooked on the country after just one short visit, it changes their lives forever.
    Thailand Changes is at the same time both hilarious and sobering. The writing is blunt and honest and about as politically correct as a sexist Klansman on a baby seal hunt wearing an ocelot fur coat, so reader discretion is advised.

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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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  • Thailand Karma

    $4.99$12.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    The author critics once dubbed the ‘Master Craftsman of Thailand Short Stories’ is back with 16 new tales featuring characters as diverse as thieving lady-men, Essex wide-boys, fortune-telling spirit doctors and psychotic, axe-wielding grandmothers. Set in locations from the rural hill-tribe villages of Northern Thailand to the neon-lit bar-strips of Pattaya, they are all based on true events and revolve around the concept of karma in Thailand and the rewards and dangers of accruing both good and bad merit in life.

    True to form Jaggs’ latest offering pulls no punches and as usual contains blunt, non-P.C material that will amuse, upset and in some cases, very likely offend. Whether you love or hate the author’s work it is undeniable he does provide an insight into life in Thailand like few writers ever have. There will not be many readers who finish this book without sneaking a quick, backward glance over their shoulders at the karma they may have earned during their own lives.

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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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  • Loving Life

    $4.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    Gary Sloan and the rest of the boys from the Sloan Square gang are back by popular demand. With the Sloan Square Bar making big money from an army of fans and the sale of tee-shirts going through the roof, it was time for a change. The boys from the bar had become celebrities and although they loved meeting their fans, signing autographs, playing dominos and having their photos taken, a new challenge lay ahead. Sloany and the boys had the opportunity to buy and run a holiday resort near the beautiful village of Bang Saray in Thailand. With Gary Sloan running the business what could possibly go wrong! The ‘Band of Brothers’ pull together once again to make their new life in the Land of Smiles a success.

    If you liked meeting the boys in the first book ‘Living the Dream’, you will love catching up with them again in ‘Loving Life’.
    The boys are well and truly back in town in this unmissable book.

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  • Skin Trade

    $4.99$14.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    There are so many beautiful and sexy women working in the bars around Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket in Thailand. Dazzling smiles and seductive eyes on exotic faces entice customers to step into their night time world of neon lights and pulsating music. Skimpy clothes on tanned skin adorned with tattoos. Considered art ‘Master Pieces’ by some. Tattoos are touched, kissed and admired by the men who are tempted to step into this twilight world of ‘love for sale’.

    When the body of a beautiful young woman is found murdered and skinned in her small rented room in Pattaya the police ask Danny O’Brien, a retired Detective Sgt from New Scotland Yard to take a look at the case. O’Brien lives in Thailand and he has advised on many previous ‘High Profile’ cases for the Thai Government.

    To some people Danny O’Brien will always be just an old drunken Irishman who gets into too many fights and solves murder cases with nothing more than sheer luck. To others he is the best detective they have ever worked with. He has his own demons to battle with but when he is sober for long enough, Danny O’Brien is back on the case. Even when the case turns out to be political and international.

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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 Thai Story II

    $4.99$14.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    I had a dream like so many people do to start a new life in a new country.
    I decided to do more than just dream about it. I decided to give up my life in England and try and live a new life in Thailand.

    I wrote about my adventure in the book ‘My Thai Story’ but the story was only half told. This is the long awaited sequel to that book. My Thai Story II completes my story. It tells how my dreams found a conclusion. It takes you step by step on the adventure that I had set out on.

    Could a farang like me make it in ‘The Land of Smiles’? This book will tell you what happened and how it happened. This is the conclusion to my very own Thai story.

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  • Into The Night Life

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    Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, Shanghai, Pattaya

    Crazy Horse returns to Asia with his follow up to ‘A Year in the ‘Kok’.

    “Every dissatisfied man in a western country should read this book.”

    “Funny and empowering. Reminds me why I moved to Thailand in the first place.”

    “Don’t visit Bangkok without reading this book first.”

    “Excellent.”

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  • The LOS Diaries Part Three

    $4.99 Jones, Mark
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    Twenty Years in South East Asia
    In this, the third instalment of “The LOS Diaries”, Mark Jones provides more experienced comment on the cultural nuances of a rapidly developing part of the world. Living the dream in South East Asia, the author once again mixes his own brand of laconic storytelling with humorous and insightful observations on the region.
    Expanding on his experiences in the area’s naughty nightlife scene, short travel diaries provide an interesting look at the remote and far flung reaches beyond the red light districts of downtown Bangkok, Pattaya and Singapore. The comforts of the tourist fleshpots are left far behind in sojourns to the mountainous regions of Northern Laos and the remote temple sites of Cambodia. These are the LOS Diaries.

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  • Thailand Crackers

    $4.99$12.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Peter Jaggs has probably written and sold more books about the raunchier side of life in Thailand than any other author alive or dead. The brutal accuracy of his writing in a genre that is unavoidably always going to be controversial has inevitably provoked reaction from offended internet trolls accusing him of being a faker, a reprobate or even worse. Much more credible reviews in the Thai and ex-pat media on TV and in leading newspapers have described Jaggs as being (quote) ‘a highly-skilled writer, supremely confident in his craft’ and appraised his books as being ‘Modern Classics of Pattaya’ and ‘the best books on Pattaya written’.
    Whether you love his tales or hate them, it is undeniable that they are never boring. Jaggs has written himself into the history of the night-streets of Thailand and his work will surely continue to be read and discussed for as long as people visit the country. The stories in Thailand Crackers are vintage Jaggs and concentrate on the off-beat lives of eighteen resourceful entrepreneurs who live by their wits on the streets of a country where life can be hard. They include the accounts of an alcoholic septuagenarian mamasan, a teenage drug dealer, a hill-tribe grandfather, a bar-girl without a heart, an evil confidence trickster and a love-struck street dog; all told with the author’s usual colorful candidness that will disappoint neither his supporters nor his detractors and give them plenty of food for thought to get their teeth into.

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  • Up to you! Vol 4

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    Vol 4

    The fourth volume of an adventurous cartoon book about the ladies of Pattaya, Thailand. You are the target and you have been hit. Feel that?
    If this is your first visit to Thailand you may think of this book as a frivolous book of cartoons. But an expat to Thailand will look upon this adventurous cartoon book for what it is:  the heart wrenching family album that has recorded his emotional joy ride through the fog of middle age.  This is the book that lays out in elusive detail, those great adventures of the recent past and adventurers yet to be experienced in the land of huge smiles…
    For the hapless adventurer this is a cartoon text book of things to come; adventures to be experienced and fortunes to be lost. For the occasional visitor, who has scheduled time to howl at the full moon while on a deserted island in a most inebriated state, this is a book that can entertain you between those moments when you are imagining sobriety in the dawns early light while you are on the hunt for breakfast of chili peppers and more cheap beer.
    This is a cartoon book found nowhere else on earth and appeals to no one else on earth other than the tourist, occasional visitor, expat to Thailand or perhaps one or two of those faint of heart stay at homes who like to peep through the safety of key holes into the adventures of life that is beyond the frame work of their own front doors.
    The author is lost to some village somewhere in the up north of Thailand where  he is busy knocking out yet another book… only this time it is a book of text… a book where the rampant reader will find himself captivated by the same adventures illustrated in the three volumes of Up to you.  Only this time it will be in word form and you, the reader, will be put to task to imagine on your own, the scenes laid out for you by this most cunning and entertaining author of words and pictures so well presented.   You may want to use these four volumes as research material.
    I can’t wait.

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  • The Ming Inheritance

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    A six hundred year old legend brought to life~a heart stopping race against history…

    Phitsanulok, October 1465 AD. The long lost Ming Emperor Jianwen is secretly and finally laid to rest in the northern reaches of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. An Ayutthaya court official oversees the interment amidst the horrified screams of the Ming diplomats who accompany their emperor into the darkness.

    Boston, July 1998. A Boston City police detective is banished from his city for helping to create a scandal which could plunge the city into chaos. He is told to never return.

    Chiang Mai, October 2003. Sam Collins, a former Boston City Police detective, is happily retired in Chiang Mai, Thailand when his world is suddenly turned upside down. Innocently helping a friend track down a colleague, Sam finds himself entangled in a mystery over 600 years old.

    From the picturesque Mae Hong Song mountain hamlet of Pai to the alluring go-go bars of Pattaya, Sam is lured into a deadly race against time and history. Sex, murder, and mayhem are his constant companions as he journeys throughout Thailand in quest of the long forgotten Ming Inheritance.

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  • Fear & Loathing in Pattaya

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    Recent reports in a number of western newspapers – Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada – suggest that Thailand is one of the most dangerous countries in the world, for the aforementioned countries’ nationals, to either be living in or visiting. Based on recent statistics the newspapers reported that, in terms of serious injury or death, their citizens are more at risk in Thailand than almost anywhere else in the world apart from declared war zones.
    To add balance to the argument the reports also clearly stated that the majority of the injuries, and fatalities were the result of misadventure or road accidents. In instances where murder or serious assault was involved the Thai authorities were praised for their professionalism in apprehending the perpetrators.
    All too often though, it is found that the perpetrators were either a jealous business competitor trying to eliminate the competition, or a greedy wife or girlfriend hoping to cash in on the death of her husband or boyfriend. These deeper level facts are something that is often not made clear in the report of the death or serious assault. It may be touched upon but we are often left to draw our own conclusions regarding the machinations behind the event.
    For many expats living in Thailand, these types of occurrences are an all too familiar theme with greed, more often than not, being the primary motivator. Sadly it is also quietly acknowledged that many of the victims – foreign husbands, boyfriends, or business competitors – put themselves in a position to be a victim in the first instance. That they weren’t street smart or savvy enough and often, through their own actions or naivety, help create the circumstances leading to their injury or demise.
    Even though the local English language newspapers do a reasonable job reporting the eventual apprehension of the greedy wife, girlfriend, or jealous business competitor, nothing much is ever mentioned of the behind the scenes story. The rivalries, jealousies, motivations and emotions that are the fabric of a human tragedy go unreported.
    This book seeks to rectify that and it also seeks to show balance; that as much as the blame can be pointed at the motivations of a jealous business competitor, greedy wife, or girlfriend, it can also be apportioned to the poor life decisions made by the victim.
    For many of us who continue to live in Thailand, or those who are considering moving here, there is a lesson in that. That one must take responsibility for one’s own actions at all times and never put yourself in a position to be a victim.
    As a foreigner in Thailand you are, in most instances, on your own. You are, whether you like it or not, very much the director of your own destiny.

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  • Up to You! Vol 3

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    Vol 3

    The ladies continue to reload and shoot back in this, the third volume of an adventurous cartoon book about the ladies of Pattaya, Thailand. You are the target and you have been hit. Feel that?
    If this is your first visit to Thailand you may think of this book as a frivolous book of cartoons. But an expat to Thailand will look upon this adventurous cartoon book for what it is: the heart wrenching family album that has recorded his emotional joy ride through the fog of middle age. This is the book that lays out in elusive detail, those great adventures of the recent past and adventurers yet to be experienced in the land of huge smiles…
    For the hapless adventurer this is a cartoon text book of things to come; adventures to be experienced and fortunes to be lost. For the occasional visitor, who has scheduled time to howl at the full moon while on a deserted island in a most inebriated state, this is a book that can entertain you between those moments when you are imagining sobriety in the dawns early light while you are on the hunt for breakfast of chili peppers and more cheap beer.
    This, the third volume of a classic three volume series is a cartoon book found nowhere else on earth and appeals to no one else on earth other than the tourist, occasional visitor, expat to Thailand or perhaps one or two of those faint of heart stay at homes who like to peep through the safety of key holes into the adventures of life that is beyond the frame work of their own front doors.
    The author is lost to some village somewhere in the up north of Thailand where  he is busy knocking out yet another book… only this time it is a book of text… a book where the rampant reader will find himself captivated by the same adventures illustrated in the three volumes of Up to you.  Only this time it will be in word form and you, the reader, will be put to task to imagine on your own, the scenes laid out for you by this most cunning and entertaining author of words and pictures so well presented.   You may want to use these three volumes as research material.
    I can’t wait.

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  • Up to You! Vol 2

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    Vol 2

    The ladies have reloaded and are shooting back in this second volume of an adventurous cartoon book about the ladies of Pattaya, Thailand. You need to duck! This adventurous cartoon book will give you another chance to see yourself in one of the many typical situations we all seem to get into in this land of the great big smile…and maybe find room to laugh at your friends or with a little help, at yourself.
    For those of you who have been here a while you may notice that the cartoons are laid out in chronological order… there is the new guy, the new guy with farang wife, the farang’s trip to the village with his lovely, the domestic scene around town and then the trip back to the bar where the farang is ready to start over with a new love interest. If you are new here you won’t see that chronological order until you are ready to board your flight back to the real world. Keep the book as reference. You’ll need it when you come back.
    This book is the result of exhaustive and intensive research into the psychic of that lovely lady who just took your beer order or who just explained in great detail the workings of a bar fine, or in even more detail the workings of a short time and finally laid out for you in a great fog of confusion just what you can expect from your relationship with her….
    All the cartoons in this book have been published individually in Thailand before being selected to parade in this, the second volume.  A third volume will follow this book and soon you will have a chance to view all the cartoons that speak so well to the experiences you and your friends are about to enjoy, have enjoyed, endured, or maybe escaped from. To own all three volumes is like having access to an entire research department in a research college that prides itself on extensive useless research into the sexual moors of behavioral science… in picture form.
    The author is busy with more research. After many years of living in a confused state in what is Thailand he is preparing to buy a second house that will be in someone else’s name while driving a car on loan from his wife and providing endless amounts of financial support to strangers still unknown.

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