I'm always looking for new forms for my writing. Over the years I've published fiction long and short, essays, poems and light verse and enjoyed working with every medium. If there's one thing that I hope these books have in common, it's humour. I hope you have as good a time reading my books as I had when writing them.
If You Can't Stand The Fun,
NEW! The Thailand Sonnets
What could be more unusual, and more alluring, than a collection of 38 sonnets all about modern life in Thailand?
Most people, including me, think of the sonnet as a rather dry form of verse, but in fact the rhythm and rhyme a sonnet requires make it proceed at a rollicking pace and the discipline of getting your point across in only 14 lines cuts the waffle and encourages economy of expression.
If you want to know about making merit, ladyboys, elephants, bar ladies, Songkhran, the jungle and all the other things that go with living in one of the most fascinating countries in Asia, then you may well enjoy this book. Reviews>> More>>
The Middle Kid
The Middle Kid is the story of Alex, a London schoolgirl, and her struggle to be noticeable. With an older brother who is set for Olympic glory in the swimming pool and a younger brother who has emerged as a Latin genius, Alex is the middle child and apt to be ignored. When she creates Dexter the Roman and makes him the hero of a children’s book, Diana the legendary art teacher is impressed and Alex looks certain to achieve her dream of being noticed. More>> Reviews>> Treasure Hunt result>>
Selected Short Stories of Thailand
This new book is a personal selection of short stories about Thailand made by my old friend and noted literary editor Robert Johnstone. The eighteen stories are drawn from all four of my story collections. In his introduction, Johnstone writes: "these stories examine many different aspects (not just that of intermarriage) of the various forms of love affair that spring up between Thailand, its people, its culture and its environment, and those who have come to know it." More>> Reviews>>
Return To The Go-Go
This is the second collection of Khun Pobaan's amusing and insightful outpourings about life in Pattaya, essays first published in the blog on this very site. For those with a genuine interest in all things Pattayan, Return to the Go-Go is the only guide you really need. Khun Pobaan’s precise and sometimes painful observations of life are the only true public record of the unique form of civilisation to be found on the Thai eastern seaboard. More>> Reviews>>
The Day of the Tiger
This is my latest collection of short stories. As with the previous books, most of these eleven tales are set in Thailand. You can read about a domestic cleaner who despairs of her feckless husband, a junior bank teller who tries to convince her boss there's been a murder, a lady in a hurry who won't stop to help an old man who's lost his shorts, a butcher and a restaurateur discussing farming techniques and a lady-boy searching for love.
You'll also find the diary of one of the last two people on Earth, a market-stall tableau and one man's vision of peaceful eternity. And more. It all adds up to a pretty varied package. More>> Aussi en français>> Reviews>> Audiobook>>