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Faking It in Bangkok
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 75,650. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Essay » Literature
The Cultural Detective established Christopher G. Moore as a writer whose essays deliver a unique perspective insight into Thai culture and contemporary political and social issues. In Faking It in Bangkok gangsters, gamblers, killers and other criminals are brought to life in the essays. Readers who follow Moore’s crime novels will enjoy his detours through the hard-edged noir world of Thailand..
The Immortal Nightingale
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Series: Sherlock Hong, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Book 1 of the Sherlock Hong series. Place: Singapore. When: the year 1891. Sherlock Hong is fifteen years old, recently expelled from a boarding school in England for dabbling in alchemy and pursuing magical knowledge. Things get exciting when he meets a bizarre necromancer who intends to bring a dead nightingale back to life.
The Peranakan Princess
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Series: Sherlock Hong, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Book 2 of the Sherlock Hong series. Place: Singapore. When: the year 1891. Sherlock Hong discovers the truth about an astonishing Peranakan legend involving Princess Hang Li Poh and her magical Book of Secrets!
Phnom Penh Noir
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Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 100,550. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Many noir anthologies have inspired writers and publishers around the world to gather novelists to set noir stories in a city. When it comes to noir, not all cities are equal. The history of genocide and dislocation sets Phnom Penh apart from other places. What other city in modern times was emptied of all of his people at gun point, a city abandoned and left as a ghost town?...
Essays in Travel and Humor Vol. 2: Nomad
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Series: Essays in Travel and Humor, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Goblinbrook Press. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
This second volume of author and photographer C. Patrick Neagle's series is bigger and better, containing 36 travel-sized essays and 30 photographs from around the globe (but mostly from Arabia, Asia, and the Mediterranean). Filled with humorous and sometimes thoughtful commentary, these essays may help you avoid moped gangs in Europe, dive for pearls in Bahrain, and ride elephants in Malaysia.
Story 1: Examination for the Post of Guardian Angel
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Series: Sample Titles from Pu Songling, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Fiction » Classics
This Smashwords edition of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio was transcribed from the 1908 Second Edition of a translation by Herbert A. Giles. This publisher attempted to edit them with a more modern format, including punctuation and styling, to make them more accessible to a reader in this e-book format. In addition, Chinese personal and place names have been rendered into modern pinyin.
Realty Reality
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Price: Free! Words: 37,150. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Real estate
Since the 1997 Asian financial crisis, property markets have greatly developed through the years. Asian governments have improved the financial stance associated with the structure of housing finance, allowing more access to a diverse range of mortgages products.This handbook presents 27 interviews with some of the leading players in the real estate market in Asia to help you understand the market
Sorcerers And Cigarettes: Falling Off the Map in Burma
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,850. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
What would you do if you found staring up at an assault rifle in the jungle reaches of one of the most isolated countries on earth? In this funny, thoughtful, bone-breaking account, Daniel Isaac Combs brings us to the edge and back again in modern Myanmar, revealing just what life is like in a country in the midst of profound and historic change.
Missing In Rangoon
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 100,210. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
As foreigners rush into Myanmar with briefcases stuffed with plans and cash for hotels, shopping malls and high rises, they discover the old ways die hard. Vincent Calvino’s case is to find a young British-Thai man gone missing in Myanmar, while his best friend and protector Colonel Pratt of the Royal Thai Police has an order to cut off the supply of cold pills from Myanmar used for the ...
Komodo Dragons: The Biggest Lizard in the World
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
The Komodo dragon is the biggest lizard in the world. In fact, a Komodo dragon can grow to be 10 feet (3 metres) long. If a full-grown man laid down next to a Komodo dragon, the dragon would be a lot bigger than the man! The Komodo dragon can weigh up to 360 pounds (163 kilograms). That is as much as two average men weigh! Find out more about thses strange and wonderful animals in this book!