Peter Ninnes

Biography

Peter is an author and researcher from Australia. He has a wide range of interests including languages, travel, gardening, and skiing.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I'm a big fan of Japanese fiction. In general, I'm attracted to works that present new and interesting perspectives on people's diverse experience of life.
Describe your desk
It's a small white desk looking out on the front garden, where there is a big old Leptospermum bush, a row of Nandinas, a mauve-flowering Westringia, and a bird bath loved by Australian magpies and pied currawongs.
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Books

The Japanese Bath: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Alec and Jill return to Sydney from a stint working in Japan. They are delighted to find a house containing a real Japanese-style bath with silky-smooth water. However, a heavy rainstorm causes havoc, revealing the bath's dark secret.
Northern Nagano’s Best Après Snow Hot Springs: 40 Soaking Spots in Hakuba, Nozawa, Shiga, Iizuna, Togari and More
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 14,060. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Snow sports » General, Nonfiction » Travel » Resorts & spas
Take your Japan snow experience to another level with this detailed book introducing the best day-use hot springs in and near Nagano's major ski resort areas of Hakuba, Nozawa, Shiga, Iizuna, Togari and more. With this volume in hand, snow sports enthusiasts will never be far away from recuperating in a hot bath while recounting the day's adventures.
Legendary Nagano: Folk Tales and Legends from the Roof of Japan
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 22,590. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Nagano is a land where super dogs fight demons, badgers take human form, water sprites and monsters try to drag unwitting victims to watery graves, and the gods demonstrate both their divinity and humanity. The antics of the eccentric Dr Motosada, the unique powers of the good woman from Takai district, and the shrewd antics of Red Ant Matabei will amuse and entertain readers around the world.
Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano: 16 Tours in Nagano City
Series: Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano. Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 22,040. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
Nagano City in central Japan offers a wealth of opportunities to explore the country's unique natural, cultural and historical features. This book provides the most thoroughly researched and comprehensive English language guide to the city's sites, including Zenkoji temple, Matsushiro castle town, Kawanakajima battlefield, the Chikuma River bikeway, and the Togakushi highland area.
Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano: 16 Tours in Karuizawa and Environs
Series: Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano. Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 15,990. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks, Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia
Lush forests, soaring mountains, a unique history mixing East and West, plus outlet shopping and golf courses galore: Karuizawa has something for everyone. This book provides a detailed guide to one of Japan's most famous highland retreats.
Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano: 16 Tours in Ueda City and Environs
Series: Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano. Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 18,350. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
Ueda City is in the east of Nagano Prefecture, in the center of Honshu Island, Japan. Less than two hours from Tokyo, the area has a wealth of hiking opportunities. Each tour in this book has a detailed English description, colour photographs, and a full-colour map. Even with no Japanese ability, readers will be able to navigate and enjoy these fascinating mountain hikes and historic city walks.
Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano: 20 Nature, History and Culture Tours in Chikuma City
Series: Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano. Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 20,800. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
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Seen the big cities and tourist havens of Japan? This detailed guidebook provides you with a new and enchanting way to experience a fascinating part of the country, just 2 hours from Tokyo. Use the detailed English language maps and descriptions to tour the mountains, towns, villages and farms of Chikuma City in rugged Nagano, Japan, and learn many historical and cultural facts along the way.

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