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  • Elephant Complex

    by John Gimlette ...
    A gripping account of an under-reported island' Spectator, Book of the Year'[A] brilliant new book about an island that has a geography from heaven and a history from hell' Daily Telegraph'A brilliant work of travel, history and psychological insight . . . astute and sympathetic . . . very funny' Wall Street JournalEveryone has wanted a piece of paradiseJohn G... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Lonely Planet China

    by Stuart Butler ...
    Series series Travel Guide
    Lonely Planet’s China is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Beijing’s Forbidden City, climb the Great Wall, and discover sacred Lhasa; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of China and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet’s China Travel Guide:Up-to-date information ... ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Night Tiger

    the enchanting mystery and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick

    by Yangsze Choo ...
    'It reminds me of Where the Crawdads Sing . . . an amazing book' Rhys Stephenson'You won't be able to put this one down!' Reese WitherspoonThey say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us...In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a beques... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • In the Shadow of Angkor - Unknown Temples of Ancient Cambodia

    On June 6, 1913, George Groslier, a twenty-six year old French explorer, set out with a small group of native porters on a six-month trek in the Cambodian wilderness. A millennium earlier, the Khmer empire had ruled the entire region. In the 15th century, however, the kingdom mysteriously collapsed, with dense jungle quickly covering its fabulous temples. The French government charged Groslier ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Great Books of China

    by Frances Wood ...
    Discover – or rediscover – the major achievements of Chinese culture and civilization.Great Books of China offers concise introductions – each of them accompanied by generous quotation (in English) from the book in question – to sixty-six works in the canon of Chinese literature.The books chosen reflect the chronological and thematic breadth of Chinese literary tradition, ranging from such ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • American Traitor

    by Brad Taylor ...
    Series Book 15 - Taskforce
    An enemy is dangerous. A traitor is lethal.They call them the Taskforce. Designed to operate outside the bounds of law, trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability, their existence is as essential as it is illegal. Recruited from top operators in the intelligence spheres and led by ex-Special Forces Operator Pike Logan, they're a formidable unit. Prepared for anything.And they need to ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • DK Eyewitness Malaysia and Singapore

    by DK Eyewitness ...
    Series series Travel Guide
    Whether you want to marvel at Gardens by the Bay, trek through the jungle of Pulau Tioman or tuck into the world's best street food at Lau Pa Sat market, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Malaysia and Singapore have to offer.Captivating cities, idyllic islands, ancient rainforest and sumptuous cuisine make Malaysia a country worth savouring. Across the border, ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Mataram

    A Novel of Love, Faith and Power In Early Java

    by Tony Reid ...
    Seventeenth-century Java is in turmoil between its Hindu-Buddhist past and its Muslim future, while pepper draws Europe’s quarrelling spice-hungry traders to its shores. Thomas Hodges of the East India Company seizes a chance at glory by being the first to venture ashore at the pepper port of Banten in 1608. Will he unlock the mysterious riches of Java for the English, or die forgotten with a ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Thai Picture Dictionary

    Learn 1,500 Thai Words and Phrases - The Perfect Visual Resource for Language Learners of All Ages (Includes Online Audio)

    Series series Tuttle Picture Dictionary
    A fun and helpful resource for anyone interested in learning some Thai--whether you're 5 or 100!This picture dictionary covers the 1,500 most common and useful Thai words and phrases. Each word is given in Thai script--with a Romanized version to help you pronounce it correctly-- and the English meaning.The words are grouped into 40 different themes or topics, including basics like meeting someone ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Gaysia

    Adventures in the Queer East

    by Benjamin Law ...
    Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend’s hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognise same-sex marriage. As the child of migrants, though, he also wonders how different life might have been had he grown up elsewhere. So off he sets to meet his fellow Gaysians.Law takes his investigative duties seriously, baring all in Balinese gay ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Secrets of Bali: Fresh Light on the Morning of the World

    With its dramatic vistas, its attractive, hospitable people and its rich cultural traditions, the magical isle of Bali has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions, ever since visitors from the West began to arrive in the early 20th century. Incredibly, ancient Balinese cultural traditions remain richly intact today, in the face of 21st century modernity and a highly developed tourist ... Read more

    $13.96 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Snowing in Bali

    The Incredible Inside Account of Bali's Hidden Drug World

    FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF TRUE CRIME BESTSELLERS HOTEL KEROBOKAN AND OPERATION PLAYBOY: Kathryn Bonella.'It's snowing in Bali.' Among Bali's drug dealers, this is the secret code for a huge cocaine shipment having just landed. For the men who run the country's drug empires, it's time to get rich and party hard.Snowing in Bali is the true crime story of the organised drug trafficking and dealing ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Bali Raw

    An expose of the underbelly of Bali, Indonesia

    by Malcolm Scott ...
    Considered one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia has long been the site for Western fantasies about paradise. Millions of tourists visit the Island of the Gods every year, from families treating the kids to a beach holiday to single men looking for cheap booze and sex. And for many young Westerners and Singaporeans, hardcore partying in Bali ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Escape: The True Story of the Only Westerner Ever to Escape from Thailand's Bangkok Hilton

    The True Story of the Only Westerner Ever to Escape from Thailand's Bangkok Hilton

    Among the 600 foreigners jailed in the 'Bangkok Hilton', one man resolves to do what no other has done: Escape. This is the true story of drug smuggler David McMillan’s perilous break-out from Thailand’s most notorious prison. After more than a year in prison and two weeks before a near-certain death sentence, McMillan escapes, never to be seen in Thailand again. ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • What Really Happened In Wuhan

    A Virus Like No Other, Countless Infections, Millions of Deaths

    Walkley Award-winning journalist, Sharri Markson is the Investigations Editor at The Australian and host of prime-time show Sharri on Sky News Australia.The origins of Covid-19 are shrouded in mystery. Scientists and government officials insisted, for a year and a half, that the virus had a natural origin, ridiculing anyone who dared contradict this view. Tech giants swept the internet, censoring ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Exciting Times

    Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

    by Naoise Dolan ...
    'The book of the summer ... Kept me rapt until the final page' THE TIMES'A sharp, smart, witty modern love story. I loved it' David Nicholls, author of ONE DAY'More than lives up to the hype ... Likely to fill the Sally-Rooney-shaped hole in many readers' lives' IRISH TIMES'Droll, shrewd and unafraid - a winning debut' Hilary Mantel, author of WOLF HALL'... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Bangkok Hard Time: The Surreal True Story of How a WesternTeenager Came of Age in 1960s Bangkok, Turned International Drug Smuggler and Walked the Prison Yards of Thailand’s Notorious Bangkok Hilton

    The Surreal True Story of How a WesternTeenager Came of Age in 1960s Bangkok, Turned International Drug Smuggler and Walked the Prison Yards of Thailand’s Notorious Bangkok Hilton

    by Jon Cole ...
    It is 1967 Bangkok and teenager Jon Cole, son of a US Green Beret colonel serving in Vietnam, is coming of age in Thailand. Drawn to the underbelly of Bangkok by GIs on R&R from Vietnam, the army brat soon discovers ganja and opium, which leads to a career as an international drug smuggler and jail time inside Bangkok’s notorious prison, the “Bangkok Hilton”. A memoir of an American smuggler ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

    Baby Ganesh Agency Book 1

    by Vaseem Khan ...
    Series Book 1 - Baby Ganesh series
    Selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 40 best crime novels published 2015-2020Mumbai, murder and a baby elephant combine in a charming, joyful mystery for fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Rachel Joyce.On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra discovers that he has inherited an elephant: an unlikely gift that could not be more inconvenient. For Chopra has one last case to solve...But as ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Escape: The Past: 'Living Fast' Redefined As Bangkok Hilton Escapee David Mcmillan Opens His Past As A Teenage Drug-Trafficker

    'Living Fast' Redefined As Bangkok Hilton Escapee David Mcmillan Opens His Past As A Teenage Drug-Trafficker

    In this gripping prequel to ‘Escape’, drug smuggler-turned-bestselling author David McMillan starts from the beginning and tells how he made his first million dealing drugs by age 21. He details his plans to smuggle marijuana by Learjet, befriend drug-dealing pimps in Bangkok brothels and transport liquid heroin in glass statues. Learn the tricks of the smuggling trade as McMillan arms his ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Red-Light Nights, Bangkok Daze

    Sexy, entertaining, and thoroughly informative, this collection of reports offers a glimpse into what is enticing, insightful, and unknown about sex in Asia. It looks at the sex scenes and unseens in the ‘usual suspects’ of Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Japan as well as in less obvious countries such as Pakistan, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Covering the gamut of love, lust, ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Seven Years in Tibet

    Translated by Richard Graves ...
    A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer’s escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War.Heinrich Harrer, already one of the greatest mountaineers of his time, was climbing in the Himalayas when war broke out in Europe. He was imprisoned by the British in India but succeeded in escaping and fled to Tibet. Settling ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Walking to Samarkand

    The Great Silk Road from Persia to Central Asia

    Translated by Dan Golembeski ...
    Acclaimed journalist Bernard Ollivier continues his epic journey across Persia and Central Asia as he walks the length of the Great Silk Road.Walking to Samarkand is journalist Bernard Ollivier’s stunning account of the second leg of his 7,200-mile walk from Istanbul, Turkey, to Xi’an, China, along the Silk Road--the longest and perhaps most mythical trade route of all time. Picking up where Out ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Jakarta Undercover

    by Moammar Emak ...
    Series Book 1 - Jakarta Undercover
    Prowling the seedy red-light districts, the underground club circuit and the house parties of wealthy Indonesian society, Moammar Emka offers a unique glimpse into the underbelly of modern, urban Jakarta. This is the book that took Indonesia by storm. Moammar Emka is Jakarta’s answer to Carrie Bradshaw; this is "“Sex and the City”" Indonesian-style! ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Museum of Innocence

    by Orhan Pamuk ...
    Translated by Maureen Freely ...
    The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique. In his romantic pursuit of Füsun over the next eight years, Kemal compulsively amasses a collection of objects that chronicles his lovelorn ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD