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A Festival Of Cherries By Mandy Baldwin
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In a sleepy hamlet in southern France, a group of ex-pats live their dreams of escape. But each has a story, and some are darker than others - and one of the community finds that her unhappiness... More > seems to reflect the past too closely. As the spring brings the lush valley to life, and the Cherry Festival approaches, tensions mount with the rising temperature, and secrets which were long thought hidden come to light. Sometimes, it's not possible to walk away. Sometimes, it's better to run.< Less
The Colours of Sand By Subitha Baghirathan
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Subitha Baghirathan left Bristol with her family when her husband landed a promotion; a three-year overseas posting in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In The Colours of Sand she writes about her... More > experiences as a woman living in an expat community. Bristol, October 2007: my partner landed a promotion; a three year overseas posting in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Out of our family of four, I was the only one who hesitated at this offer. I was overwhelmed with thoughts of a harsh, arid environment- in both a physical and mental sense. I saw myself diminished under the black shroud of an abeya, against a backdrop of monotonous, yellow sand, the call to prayer providing a repetitive soundtrack. Yet,simultaneously, I was enticed by the lure of shedding wellies and cagoules, to relocate from a country where autumn seemed eternal, to a place promising 20 degree warmth even its winter months; an outdoor life for my young daughters; and a new culture to explore.< Less
THE REAL RIVIERA By Robert Soper
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A light hearted look at ex pat life on the French Riviera where the retired British get mixed up with a whole host of British, French and Russian crooks, including some serious mafia dons. Some... More > priceless Russian sapphires are obtained by deception from the French Mafia and then stolen by some English thieves. $26mUS are needed to pay an Arab prince for some drugs destined for the UK and Russia but they vanish from a secure Russian safe. All this involves a chase and battle of wits between the various mafias and secret services to get and then launder a great deal of money. The odd murder is par for the course. Who gets it all in the end - and remains alive? You will have fun finding out.< Less
THE REAL RIVIERA By Robert Soper
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A light hearted look at ex pat life on the French Riviera where the retired British get mixed up with a whole host of British, French and Russian crooks, including some serious mafia dons. Some... More > priceless Russian sapphires are obtained by deception from the French Mafia and then stolen by some English thieves. $26mUS are needed to pay an Arab prince for some drugs destined for the UK and Russia but they vanish from a secure Russian safe. All this involves a chase and battle of wits between the various mafias and secret services to get and then launder a great deal of money. The odd murder is par for the course. Who gets it all in the end - and remains alive? You will have fun finding out.< Less
A Cat's Eye View By Felicity Jane Laws
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An offbeat interpretation of ex-pat life in Brittany for an intelligent cat with ideas of his own. Adult amusement or for reading to children or for more advanced children to read to themselves.
A Cat's Eye View By Felicity Jane Laws
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An offbeat interpretation of ex-pat life in Brittany for an intelligent cat with ideas of his own. Adult amusement or for reading to children or for more advanced children to read to themselves.
Take the Detours By Cheryl Dunkerton
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Take the Detours is a collection of letters, travel stories, poetry, anecdotes journal entries, photos and cartoons – a journey filled with emotion, drama, mishaps, challenge, laughter,... More > excitement, new directions, fulfilment and unconditional love. Taking the detours means you never quite know what's around the next corner.< Less
Ian Pemberton By Steven Hugh
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Looking for a better life in the sun, the British couple Ian and Madeleine Pemberton give up their jobs and head off to the south of Spain to make a new start. At first they are charmed by the... More > pleasant climate and lifestyle, but soon the practical side of living in a different country presents them with some unexpected experiences and challenges. Not the least of which is 'Venus'.< Less
The Cherry Blossom and The Parang By Geoff Anderson
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Darren Friday, an American driller struggling with culture shock, takes his first overseas posting in Sarawak on the edge of the tropical rain-forests of Borneo. Within days of arriving he has a... More > shocking encounter with an enigmatic Chinese girl, falls foul of a violent local Triad chief and uncovers political corruption. Fleeing to the jungle for sanctuary he meets Kirsty, a self-assured Glaswegian and through her champions the cause of the nomadic Penan tribe, fighting an unequal war with timber barons to protect their security and way of life. Darren is forced to change his beliefs and his attitudes to survive and protect those he grows to love and admire. The Cherry Blossom and the Parang is an environmental thriller.< Less
A Costa Rican Caper: A Novel Based On Actual Events By Steve Venghaus
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American Ex Patriots happily living the good life in Paradise are drawn into an Investment scheme that looks too good to be true and is. Eventually, the house of cards crumbles and they are left... More > holding the proverbial bag. They form a group of hardened ex- military and ex CIA and come up with a daring plan to recapture their lost money. This exotic thriller is based on actual events that transpired in 2004 and 2005 in Costa Rica.< Less