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How to Give Your Dog a Real Dog's Life and make him love you for it By Owen Jones
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‘How to Give Your Dog a Real Dog’s Life – and make him love you for it’ is the complete handbook on getting a dog and look after it, written by a dog-owner who is so... More > passionate about dogs that his wife is sure that he was a dog in his last life! Owen Jones has shared his life with dogs ever since the first day of his life. He knows them so well that he’s sure that he can tell them jokes! This is a must read!< 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
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
Tiger Lily of Bangkok By Owen Jones
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Lily had always liked to please adults. She sought attention and adulation, as all children do, but one man, her 'uncle', a friend of the family, wanted too much from Lily even when she was just... More > eleven years old. It took her two years to figure out how to stop him and that only came about because of a chance occurrence in the playground at school. When that ordeal was over, so was Lily's childhood at the tender age of thirteen, but she was able to use the compensation she received to go to university in Bangkok. It was to change her life again and within a year, it had changed the lives of many people and shocked Bangkok society. You will empathises with Lily and maybe even her parents, but you may not agree with her methods of gaining revenge on the people who hurt her - mankind!< Less
Stepping Stones By Owen Jones
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Stepping Stones picks up the story of Lek, her family and friends in the village of Baan Suay four years on from where The Lady in The Tree finished. Lek and Ayr are still looking to expand, but... More > especially Lek's career in the political arena, where she finds evidence of disturbing activity. Craig is still trying to write a best seller and Soom has graduated from university. In Stepping Stones, we are introduced to the Champunot family from Bangkok, the members of which have a profound effect on Lek, Craig and Soom - one which none of them will ever be able to forget. Stepping Stones reveals more in-depth details of life in a Thai family that has been affected by the inclusion of a falang like how they deal with the strange mixture of traditional and modern Thai life that that situation often creates.< Less
Dead Centre 2 By Owen Jones
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Fourlarge explosions destroy two important institutions in Bangkok without warning. Everybody in both buildings is killed, but none of the likely candidates claims responsibility. This means that the... More > British have to get a team on the spot... a team that is experienced enough to get the job done with hardly any assistance, since they have no-one available. A team skilled in the use of unconventional methods. As the top brass is wondering how they are going to tackle this awkward situation, a member of the SAS, one of Britain's most elite fighting units, remembers seeing Gareg, Bob and and Dave in an old-fashioned teak hotel on Koh Samui on his way back from a mission, so an agent from MI6 is sent to investigate. This is a fast-moving thriller set in Bangkok, Koh Samui and the Thai-Malaysian rainforests in the Thailand's troubled south, reviving memories of the Irish Question and Separatism in the Seventies and Eighties.< Less
Tiger Lily of Bangkok In London By Owen Jones
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After the devastating effect her rampage had on her own life and the citizens of Bangkok in her early days as a medical student there, Lily's life quietened, and she settled down to her studies.... More > After two years, she won a scholarship to work in London and moved there. 'Tiger Lily of Bangkok in London' picks up her story in her second year as a student doctor. She reads an article in the Sunday Times about organised paedophile rings in London involving the very establishment of the country itself and it incenses her. She can either ignore it or get involved. Her first reaction is to avoid re-arousing the Demon that had possessed her in Bangkok only a couple of years earlier, but when she meets fellow victims of child abuse, the die seems cast. Lily has to take an active part, but which?< Less
Dead Centre By Owen Jones
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When a bomb goes off in Scheherazade's, a posh department store in Baghdad, leaving nearly 200 people dead or wounded, the authorities and the police think that it is just another routine case of... More > it's type and appoint Captain Ali Allawi of the National Police to head the investigation. He has no clues to go on and no organisation claims responsibility, but one sharp-eyed member of his team notices something on the CCTV surveillance footage that is unusual - baffling even. Then they notice other discrepancies that lead Captain Allawi to suspect that they are facing a new, unimaginable type of threat. However, none of these clues make sense. He seeks help from Interpol, but they do not seem to have any other cases with data matching his, so he puts up a flag on the Interpol computer that he wants to be informed of any bombings with criteria matching those of his. Soon, five more cases are reported around the world and six police forces join to hunt for those responsible for the atrocities.< Less
Asian Shorts By Owen Jones
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Asian Shorts came about because of a sequence of events on one weekend in May 2015. A friend was telling me that he had several short stories with Asia as a backdrop, I was saying that I had a few as... More > well, another friend sent me an email that he wanted to write a short on Pattaya, and one of my Thai cousins sent me her latest photo, the one on the cover of this book. The twenty stories by ten authors in this anthology were sent to me in one month, but are as varied as their writers. The stipulation was that Asia or an Asian had to feature strongly in the story. We have stories featuring Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, the USA and Vietnam, by Asian and non-Asian authors who live in or come from Britain, Malaysia, Thailand, the USA and Vietnam. Some of these writers are well-known as writers, some are better known in other spheres, some have written a lot before and been published in the traditional sense, others are travelling the Indie Publishing path.< Less