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PARIS SYNDROME By Tahir Shah
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On the morning of her fifth birthday, Miki Suzuki’s grandfather gave her an unusual gift – the fragment of a story. The tale told of a magical realm where all the women were beautiful,... More > dressed in the finest gowns, and where the men had the looks of movie stars. This place, young Miki learned, was a city in far off Europe – a city called Paris. The story took seed in Miki’s mind and, over twenty years, she became quite obsessed with the French capital. Having studied its history, language, and traditions, she vowed that one day she would venture there. One day she unexpectedly won a journey to the French capital through her company, selling beauty products door to door. Wildly excited, and exhausted after the journey, she vowed to see every site, and experience every possible. As the others in the tour group looked on in horror, the telltale signs of a rare and disturbing condition began to manifest themselves – a condition known as ‘Paris Syndrome’.< Less
Casablanca Blues, paperback By Tahir Shah
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Blaine Williams has been obsessed by the Hollywood classic Casablanca since childhood. Now, in the grip of a mid-life crisis, he goes to the one place that’s always provided hope –... More > CASABLANCA. Descending down through interwoven layers of mystery and intrigue, he finds a city awash with characters right out of the movie Casablanca. A love story and one of cultural exploration, CASABLANCA BLUES shines new light on Morocco’s strangest and misunderstood city. From the author of the best-selling THE CALIPH'S HOUSE: A Year in Casablanca.< Less
EYE SPY By Tahir Shah
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Amadeus Kaine is the most famous eye surgeon alive. And he's got a secret... a deep, dark, disturbing secret... He likes eating human eyes. Green eyes are his favorite. But any color will do. You'd... More > better watch out because Dr. Kaine is coming. And he'll suck out your eyes and gobble them down. One of the strangest tales of obsession, mania, and intrigue ever told, EYE SPY will quite literally change the way you see the world!< Less
EyeSpy By Tahir Shah
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Amadeus Kaine is the most famous eye surgeon alive. And he’s got a secret… a deep, dark, disturbing secret… He likes eating human eyes. Green eyes are his favorite. But any... More > color will do. You’d better watch out because Dr. Kaine is coming. And he’ll suck out your eyes and gobble them down. One of the strangest tales of obsession, mania, and intrigue ever told, EYE SPY will quite literally change the way you see the world!< Less
EYE SPY Dyslexic Edition By Tahir Shah
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Amadeus Kaine is the most famous eye surgeon alive. And he’s got a secret… a deep, dark, disturbing secret… He likes eating human eyes. Green eyes are his favourite. But any... More > colour will do. You’d better watch out because Dr. Kaine is coming. And he’ll suck out your eyes and gobble them down. One of the strangest tales of obsession, mania, and intrigue ever told, EYE SPY will quite literally change the way you see the world!< Less
EYE SPY By Tahir Shah
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Amadeus Kaine is the most famous eye surgeon alive. And he’s got a secret… a deep, dark, disturbing secret… He likes eating human eyes. Green eyes are his favorite. But any color... More > will do. You’d better watch out because Dr. Kaine is coming. And he’ll suck out your eyes and gobble them down. One of the strangest tales of obsession, mania, and intrigue ever told, EYE SPY will quite literally change the way you see the world!< Less
Trail of Feathers, Dyslexic edition By Tahir Shah
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When the Spanish Conquistadors swept through Peru in the sixteenth century, they were searching for great golden treasure. In 1572 they stormed the Inca stronghold of Vilcabamba, only to find the... More > city deserted, burned,a nd already stripped of its wealth. According to legend the Incas had retreated deep into the jungle where they built another magnificent city in an inaccessible quarter of the cloud forest. For more than four centuries explorers and adventurers, archaeologists and warrior-priests have searched for the gold and riches of the Incas, and this lost city of Paititi, known by the local Machiguenga tribe as 'The House of the Tiger King'. House of the Tiger King is the tale of Shah's remarkable adventure to find the greatest lost city of the Americas, and the treasure of the Incas. Along the way he found himself considering others who have spent decades in pursuit of lost cities, and asks why anyone would find it necessary to mount such a quest at all.< Less
Trail of Feathers paperback By Tahir Shah
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Enthralled by the chronicle of a 16th-century Spanish monk, which said that the Incas 'flew like birds' over the jungle, and by the recurring theme of flying in Peruvian folklore, Tahir Shah set out... More > to discover whether the Incas really did fly or glide above the jungles of Peru. Or was it flight of a different kind, inspired by powerful drugs? The long quest begins in the mountains of Peru, with a trek to Machu Picchu, the Incas' most sacred city. Then on to the coast and through the desert, to the immense animal-like etchings which form the Nazca Lines and a remote burial ground for 30,000 mummified corpses. And finally to an epic river-journey up the Amazon to discover the secrets of the Shuar, a tribe of legendary savagery. Even for a traveller so used to surreal adventures, there are many strange encounters - some gruesome, some hilarious - among madmen and dreamers, sorcerers, con-men and jungle experts, before he can at last discover the truth about the Birdmen of Peru.< Less
Beyond the Devil's Teeth Dyslexic edition By Tahir Shah
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Forty-five million years ago, the supercontinent of Gondwanaland split apart. This created what are now known as India, Africa and South America. The huge landmass was named after the Gond people of... More > India. Meeting a Gond storyteller on a visit to Bombay, Tahir Shah heard their ancient saga. He vowed to visit all three parts of Gondwanaland. As he travelled he met an extraordinary range of wanderers and expatriates, attended magical ceremonies and sought mythical treasures. Roughing it most of the way, Shah's expeditions move through sweltering India and Pakistan, Uganda and Rwanda, Kenya and Liberia, Brazil and finally Argentina's Patagonian glaciers. Roughing it for most of the journey, Shah shared his travels and his tales with a diverting mix of eccentric and entertaining characters, from Osman and Prideep, Bombay's answer to Laurel and Hardy, to Oswaldo Rodrigues Oswaldo, a well turned out Patagonian version of Danny De Vito.< Less
House of the Tiger King Paperback By Tahir Shah
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When the Spanish Conquistadors swept through Peru in the sixteenth century, they were searching for great golden treasure. In 1572 they stormed the Inca stronghold of Vilcabamba, only to find the... More > city deserted, burned,a nd already stripped of its wealth. According to legend the Incas had retreated deep into the jungle where they built another magnificent city in an inaccessible quarter of the cloud forest. For more than four centuries explorers and adventurers, archaeologists and warrior-priests have searched for the gold and riches of the Incas, and this lost city of Paititi, known by the local Machiguenga tribe as 'The House of the Tiger King'. House of the Tiger King is the tale of Shah's remarkable adventure to find the greatest lost city of the Americas, and the treasure of the Incas. Along the way he found himself considering others who have spent decades in pursuit of lost cities, and asks why anyone would find it necessary to mount such a quest at all.< Less