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Behind The Smile By Owen Jones
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'Behind The Smile' is a novel that relates the moving story of Lek, a bar girl in Pattaya, Thailand. It tells, from her point of view, how she drifted into the sex tourism industry and how she tried... More > for years to get out of it again. The novel tells of some of things that happened to her and her colleagues in the bar where they worked called 'Daddy's Hobby', but it also tells of her thoughts for her friends, her family and her 'boyfriends' - the customers. When she finally finds someone she can love and who loves her too, she agonizes over whether she will ever be able to stay with one man again after ten years of complete sexual and financial freedom with no-one to care for but herself. The situation is further aggravated because her boyfriend does not suspect what she used to do for a living. Or does he really? The title of the novel is based on the fact that Thailand is commonly referred to as 'The Land of Smiles'.< Less
Maya - Illusion: Behind The Smile, the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya By Owen Jones
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Lek was born the eldest child of four in a typical rice farming family. She did not expect to do anything any different from the other girls in her class. One day a catastrophe occurred out of the... More > blue – her father died young and with huge debts. Lek was twenty and she was the only one who could prevent foreclosure. However, the only way she knew was to go to work in her cousin’s bar in Pattaya. She went as a waitress-cum-cashier, but drifted into the sex industry. Book three picks up the story of Lek's life six or seven years further on. At forty-ish, it is time to take stock of her life. She looks back on her life and wonders whether it was all worth it. Should she feel bitter about what has happened to her or should she move on and try to forget her past? Should she just try to erase it, whitewash it out, like so many women did or should she feel proud of what she has accomplished? Lek is plagued by mixed emotions and tries to seek an explanation that she can live with for the rest of her life.< Less
An Exciting Future: The Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya By Owen Jones
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Lek did not hope for anything more than the other girls in her village, that is to work in the fields for a few years; have a few babies; let mum take care of them and go back to work until they had... More > their own children and it was her turn to take care of them. However, needing money to save the family farm from foreclosure by the bank, she drifted into the sex industry. After all she has been through, can she be a normal girlfriend or wife again? Could she ever trust a man enough? This book explores what is needed by Thai women and their foreign husbands if they want to live in a remote Thai village. Craig, her partner, also wants to live there, but it is not easy for him either as no-one there speaks English and his Thai is poor. Will Lek and Craig manage to live in Baan Suay or will the loneliness, the tedium and the lack of work and stimulation drive them away or even apart? 'Behind the Smile' refers to the fact that Thailand is known the world over as 'The Land of Smiles'.< Less
An Exciting Future By Owen Jones
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Lek did not hope for anything more than the other girls in her village, that is to work in the fields for a few years; have a few babies; let mum take care of them and go back to work until they had... More > their own children and it was her turn to take care of them. However, needing money to save the family farm from foreclosure by the bank, she drifted into the sex industry. After all she has been through, can she be a normal girlfriend or wife again? Could she ever trust a man enough? This book explores what is needed by Thai women and their foreign husbands if they want to live in a remote Thai village. Craig, her partner, also wants to live there, but it is not easy for him either as no-one there speaks English and his Thai is poor. Will Lek and Craig manage to live in Baan Suay or will the loneliness, the tedium and the lack of work and stimulation drive them away or even apart? 'Behind the Smile' refers to the fact that Thailand is known the world over as 'The Land of Smiles'.< Less
The Eternal Plan - Revealed By Owen Jones
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The writings in this book were dictated to my father, Colin Jones of Barry, South Wales, by his spirit guides during the last 40 years of his life. They are about natural law, God's law or karma... More > and every day thoughts and problems and everyone should find them relevant to his or her life, whatever age or of whatever religious persuasion the reader may be. Colin Jones died on his 72nd. birthday in 2003, so it has taken me nine years to put this book together from the loose pages he gave me to work with. He was a spiritualist medium and a healer and was in constant active contact with his spirit guides, who often signed their work. In the original papers, it is easy to distinguish different styles of handwriting, as my father usually wrote them with his eyes shut. They are a fascinating insight into God's Eternal Plan and lessons on how everyone should be living their life.< Less
Behind The Smile By Owen Jones
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'Behind The Smile' is a novel of the moving story of Lek, a bar girl in Pattaya, Thailand. It tells, from her point of view, how she drifted into the sex tourism industry and how she tried for years... More > to get out of it again. The story tells of some of things that happened to her and her colleagues in the bar they worked in called 'Daddy's Hobby', but it also tells of her thoughts for her friends, her family and her 'boyfriends' - the customers. When she finally finds someone she can love and who loves her too, she agonizes over whether she will ever be able to stay with one man again after ten years of complete sexual and financial freedom with no-one to care for but herself. The situation is further aggravated because her boyfriend does not suspect what she used to do for a living. Or does he really? The title of this novel is based on the fact that Thailand is commonly referred to as 'The land of Smiles'.< Less
Tiger Lily of Bangkok By Owen Jones
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A serial killer is on the loose in Bangkok creating havoc and fear among men in all strata of society. The press has called the serial killer the most frightening since the cannibal Si Ouey Sae Urng... More > of the 1950's and dubbed him or her 'Tiger Lily of Bangkok' because a Tiger Lily is left at the scene of every murder.< Less
The Disallowed By Owen Jones
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Heng Lee is a goatherd in the remote mountains north-east of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand, very close to the border with Laos. It is a tight-knit community where everyone knows one another. Heng... More > gets sick all of a sudden, but not too sick to take the goats out, until one day he has to go to see the local shaman, because he has started fainting. There are no medical doctors in the vicinity and the Shaman has been good enough for most people for centuries. The Shaman takes some specimens and comes to the conclusion that Heng’s kidneys have stopped functioning and so has little time left to live. The battle is on to save Heng’s life, but there are other forces at work too. What will become of Heng, his family and the rest of the community, if he takes the Shaman’s advice?< Less
Tiger Lily of Bangkok By Owen Jones
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A serial killer is on the loose in Bangkok creating havoc and fear among men in all strata of society. The press has called the serial killer the most frightening since the cannibal Si Ouey Sae Urng... More > of the 1950's and dubbed him or her 'Tiger Lily of Bangkok' because a Tiger Lily is left at the scene of every murder.< Less
Authorship - Publishing Your Book On Your Own By Owen Jones
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This book is for all those authors who dread publishing their books whether it be in printed or electronic format or both. I have published well over a hundred books to all the major printers and... More > distributors, so it came as a surprise when I recently became aware that some excellent writers are put off self-publishing themselves because they find the task too confusing and difficult and so they pay others to do it for them. I can understand this if an author wants to save time and so the purpose of this book is to help those who would like to do the job themselves, but don’t know how. It is actually very satisfying to conceive the idea for a book, write it and then publish it yourself all on your own, and with the help of this book, that is exactly what you will be able to do. Inside you will learn how to publish to all the major distributors like Amazon, iBookstore, Barnes and Noble, Lulu, Nook, Kindle, Smashwords and XinXii.< Less