Veteran journalist, feature writer, television author and producer (London Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Bavarian TV, Deutsche Welle). First book, “Boom Boom Baby,” published in 2006.
After the success of “Boom Boom Baby” (“a gem”: Pattaya Mail), British author Bob Andrews returns to rural northern Thailand to ruminate on his failed attempt to run an English teashop in a Thai village where grilled frogs are more of a delicacy than crumpets and cream.
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After more than 50 years in journalism, Bob Andrews decided it was time to come clean and disclose the tricks of his often maligned trade. Andrews—author of “Boom Boom Baby”: and “Sticky Rice at the Orchid Café—takes the reader on a tour of his old haunts in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. “It reads like a detective story,” said a writer for Le Monde, Paris.
Sticky Rice at the Orchid Cafe
It seemed a good idea at the time. The village chosen by Bob Andrews as a refuge from the chaos of Bangkok lay just off the north-south motorway. His partner Pan already ran the village store and noodle shop. Why not expand the business to include an English-style tea shop? But Bob hadn’t done his homework.
Boom Boom Baby
Being the story of Brian, his Thai girlfriend Boom and their adventures in Thailand and England, told mostly through an exchange of letters between Brian’s doting mother and his loving aunt.
Any resemblance to people living or dead is not at all coincidental.