Experience a world of beggars, boxers, lady-boys and bar-girls and the men who come to meet them. Take a glimpse into the colourful lives and gain an insight into the secrets of some of the remarkable people who live on the streets of the extraordinary city of Pattaya.
Extended ebook version with 10 new stories
“An ironic historical perspective, doses of broad humor and a wide range of Thai characters’.
James Eckhardt, Phuket Gazette
“The characters were so representative of the people I had met in Pattaya that I felt I knew many of them already”.
Temujin, Prostitution Research Centre
“I think Peter Jaggs’ books are in danger of being recognized as modern classics of Pattaya. I have never read anything so good set amongst the sois and bars of Pattaya”.
Richard Ravensdale, Pattaya Trader
“There are more than a few books by farangs about Pattaya, ‘From Beggar to Butterfly’ one of the best. While perusing it James Michener’s tales of the South Pacific came to mind”.
Bernard Trink, Bangkok Post