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Behind the Smile - the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl In Pattaya: Book Five: 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
Behind the Smile - the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl In Pattaya: Book One: Daddy's Hobby By Owen Jones
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'Behind The Smile' is 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 to get out... More > of it again. The story tells, in a biographical style, 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 is based on the fact that Thailand is commonly referred to as 'The land of Smiles'.< Less
Behind the Smile - the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl In Pattaya: Book Two: An Exciting Future By Owen Jones
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Lek did not hope for anything more than the other girls in her village, which was 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... More > had 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
Behind the Smile - the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl In Pattaya: Book Three: Maya - Illusion By Owen Jones
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Lek was born the eldest child of four in a typical rice farming family and 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 but 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
Water Sports and Activities By Owen Jones
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I hope that you will find the information helpful, useful and profitable. The information in this ebook on water sports is organized into 16 chapters of about 500-600 words each. I hope that it... More > will interest those who like the water, swimming, sailing or whatever. As an added bonus, I am granting you permission to use the content on your own website or in your own blogs and newsletter, although it is better if you rewrite them in your own words first. You may also split the book up and resell the articles. In fact, the only right that you do not have is to resell or give away the book as it was delivered to you.< Less
Martial Arts By Owen Jones
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I hope that you will find the information helpful, useful and profitable. The information in this ebook on various aspects of martial arts both Eastern and Western is organised into 16 chapters of... More > about 500-600 words each. I hope that it will interest those who are keen on foreign and domestic martial arts. As an added bonus, I am granting you permission to use the content on your own website or in your own blogs and newsletter, although it is better if you rewrite them in your own words first. You may also split the book up and resell the articles. In fact, the only right that you do not have is to resell or give away the book as it was delivered to you.< Less
Fishing for Beginners By Owen Jones
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I hope that you will find the information helpful, useful and profitable. The information in this ebook on various aspects of the fishing and related subjects is organized into 16 chapters of about... More > 500-600 words each. I hope that it will interest those who have an interest in fishing or taking up the most popular participation sport in the world. As an added bonus, I am granting you permission to use the content on your own website or in your own blogs and newsletter, although it is better if you rewrite them in your own words first. You may also split the book up and resell the articles. In fact, the only right that you do not have is to resell or give away the book as it was delivered to you.< Less
Golfing for Beginners By Owen Jones
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I hope that you will find the information helpful, useful and profitable. The information in this ebook on various aspects of golf and related subjects is organized into 15 chapters of about 500-600... More > words each. I hope that it will interest those who want to learn more about the sporting game of golf. As an added bonus, I am granting you permission to use the content on your own website or in your own blogs and newsletter, although it is better if you rewrite them in your own words first. You may also split the book up and resell the articles. In fact, the only right that you do not have is to resell or give away the book as it was delivered to you.< Less
Sports By Owen Jones
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I hope that you will find the information helpful, useful and profitable. The information in this ebook on sport and sporting events is organized into 15 chapters of about 500-600 words each. I... More > hope that it will interest those who like sport or want to write on it. As an added bonus, I am granting you permission to use the content on your own website or in your own blogs and newsletter, although it is better if you rewrite them in your own words first. You may also split the book up and resell the articles. In fact, the only right that you do not have is to resell or give away the book as it was delivered to you.< Less
Skiing Around the World By Owen Jones
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I hope that you will find the information helpful, useful and profitable. The information in this ebook on various aspects of skiing in America, Canada and Europe and related subjects is organized... More > into 15 chapters of about 500-600 words each. I hope that it will interest those who have an interest in skiing around the world. As an added bonus, I am granting you permission to use the content on your own website or in your own blogs and newsletter, although it is better if you rewrite them in your own words first. You may also split the book up and resell the articles. In fact, the only right that you do not have is to resell or give away the book as it was delivered to you.< Less