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Stay Fit for Life: More than 60 Exercises to Restore Your Strength and Future-Proof Your Body



A streamlined functional training program specifically for the baby boomer generation. Future-proof your body and restore strength and balance to your everyday movement with 62 functional exercises, targeted workout routines, and three four-week fitness programs.

They say 50 is the new 40; well, make that a reality! Stay Fit for Life empowers you to move with more ease and efficiency when performing functional movements such as bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, and reaching, to make everyday activities such as running, gardening, or playing with grandchildren both easier and more enjoyable. Unlike traditional resistance training that targets isolated muscle groups, the compound movement exercises in Stay Fit for Life engage multiple muscle groups at the same time, equipping people of all fitness levels to lead more active, dynamic lives for years to come.


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Here's my review,   I stayed here for 19 night over christmas and new year(my fourth stay with Dave) I was in room 4A and it was spacious and had everything you needed in it! There was a small probl

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Thinking of Dave & other  businesses in these mad times so many happy memories of his ''gaffs'' home from home for me back then. Know stuck in Covid safe ish Brisbane . Hang in there ''we shall return'' best Johnny redpants PS dave my first book out in a few months .

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On 16/09/2020 at 20:07, Stanwick Lad said:

Thinking of Dave & other  businesses in these mad times so many happy memories of his ''gaffs'' home from home for me back then. Know stuck in Covid safe ish Brisbane . Hang in there ''we shall return'' best Johnny redpants PS dave my first book out in a few months .

Hey...G/Day mate, yes the good old days...good to hear from you Johnny and look forward to next time, all hanging on in there - here....best wishes - Dave

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Bangkok RULES


Thailand is terrified. A sadistic serial killer has been abducting young innocents for his ritual horror and the authorities are clueless. Carl Engel is an enigma. The blunt Londoner has forged a thirty-year career as a private investigator amid the chaos of Thailand's political history. Struggling with advancing years and a decreasing workload he is approached by an elderly American with a lucrative missing persons case.

The case descends into the sordid world of the elusive serial killer and a menacing web of political intrigue dating back to the Vietnam War. Carl must use his guile and experience to stay alive, find the killer and negotiate the dangerous military interests that lurk behind the scenes. Based on a real character Carl Engel lives in a world rarely seen by outsiders and hauls the reader on a pulsating ride to the explosive conclusion.



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The Long Winding Road to Nakhon Nowhere: When Thailand Truly was the Land of Smiles by Roger Crutchley..
In January 1969, at the age of 22, Roger Crutchley set out from London on an overland trip to the Far East. Just how ‘far’ East he was heading he wasn’t entirely sure, although he did have Australia as his ultimate goal.
After three months and a number of diversions, he found himself in Bangkok which was not on his planned route at all, not that anything about the entire trip was planned.
So what happened next? Here he relates his eventful journey and the early experiences in Thailand, a kingdom he is still trying to figure out after working four decades on the Bangkok Post newspaper. Now where do we start? We were going to list Crutch's achievements over the years and there are many years - but unfortunately achievements are not quite as prolific. He is decidedly vague over his early childhood which is probably just as well.
His biggest triumph so far was probably in being born in the English town of Reading on July 6, 1946, shortly after World War II - a "bundle for Britain". Crutch is somewhat guarded over his academic achievements although rumour has it he miraculously acquired an Honours Degree in Economics while studying in London.
He thinks there might have been some administrative slip-up. This was the time of the Swinging Sixties although the "swinging" part appeared to bypass Crutch. He arrived in Bangkok in April 1969 on an overland trip to Australia and has been here ever since. He finally made it to Australia 26 years later, suggesting a certain reluctance to make quick decisions. His time in Bangkok has not been totally unproductive and in 1994 he won the Ayumongkol Literary Award. He also penned a screenplay for the film Kampuchea Express about which much was said, most of which unprintable. Suffice to say, it didn't win an Academy Award. Some wonder how Crutch has managed to survive to such a respectable age. He claims the answer is good clean living, abstinence from all temptations, regular exercise, early nights and the ability to lie brazenly, especially in print. Apart from "generally loafing about" his interests are most sports, primarily from the armchair, having hung up his football boots a couple of years ago much to the relief of his team-mates. For many years he was Sports Editor at the Bangkok Post.


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Follow the Hall family from adventure to adventure and share their joy and tears along the way.
This true story covers 18 months of emigration mishaps, attempted murder and coming to terms with the inevitable conclusion that you can't run away from what was meant to be.
A must read for those thinking of teaching in Thailand!
Special offer; if you buy Phil's book Pattaya 2020 you will receive Bangkok to Ben Nevis FREE, the books will arrive with us in Pattaya - in October so keep your receipt for the Pattaya 2020 from where ever you purchased it (including e-book) and pop into Canterbury Tales Bookshop Pattaya for your FREE paperback copy of Bangkok to Ben Nevis, alternatively you can buy Bangkok to Ben Nevis from Canterbury Tales Bookshop for 150 baht and all sales will go to the Authors charity.





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Daily Flight Plan by Mike C
Daily Flight Plan is a daily meditation in memoir for those in recovery.
Author Mike C. got sober in Hawaii on April 21, 1994. After 11 years in the program, he moved to Thailand and these short messages began as a method for Mike to keep in Touch with people he sponsored in recovery.
Over the years, he has added sponsees from many different locations all over the map.
The writings offered here are selected from 10 years of carrying the message of AA. Mike is a retired military officer and a combat pilot with 30 years of service.
In addition to being an alcoholic, Mike suffers from PTSD from his years in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Afghanistan.
He shares his experience, strength and hope to include the loss of his son to ALS disease in 2017, a life-threatening accident in 2013, and the loss of a close friend also in AA.
He stresses to the people he sponsors; prayer, readings and meditation upon awakening every morning.
The use of a gratitude list is repeated in the pages that follow.
The idea of this book is to read one page, every day, over a cup of coffee.


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Run Wild


Boff Whalley just likes running - the places it takes him, the moments of exhilaration and snapshots of natural beauty that he adds to his mental album. This is not a man who signs up to big city marathons and pounds the pavements. With his down to earth voice and a great sense of humour, Boff writes about how running brings a real world of discovery and adventure, from reaching the top of a mountain with the sun at your back and moon in front creating two shadows to running up Mt Fuji on a break from work. For Boff, running is about freedom, experiencing of the world, your place in it and generally just enjoying yourself. Running is a way to get back to that simplest of relationships - the one between our feet and the earth. 


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We have a huge selection of Travel guides available @ Canterbury Tales Canterbury Tales Cafe Guest House Bookshop Pattaya..


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Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command


The Winner of the 2015 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for Unit History Since the attacks of September 11, one organization has been at the forefront of America's military response. Its efforts turned the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, killed Bin Laden and Zarqawi, rescued Captain Phillips and captured Saddam Hussein.
Its commander can direct cruise missile strikes from nuclear submarines and conduct special operations raids anywhere in the world. Relentless Strike tells the inside story of Joint Special Operations Command, the secret military organization that during the past decade has revolutionized counterterrorism, seamlessly fusing intelligence and operational skills to conduct missions that hit the headlines, and those that have remained in the shadows-until now. Because JSOC includes the military's most storied special operations units-Delta Force, SEAL Team 6, the 75th Ranger Regiment - as well as America's most secret aviation and intelligence units, this is their story, too. Relentless Strike reveals tension-drenched meetings in war rooms from the Pentagon to Iraq and special operations battles from the cabin of an MH-60 Black Hawk to the driver's seat of Delta Force's Pinzgauer vehicles as they approach their targets.
Through exclusive interviews, reporter Sean Naylor uses his unique access to reveal how an organization designed in the 1980's for a very limited mission set transformed itself after 9/11 to become the military's premier weapon in the war against terrorism and how it continues to evolve today.


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Sexy Thai Bar Girls And Me: Sex Adventures In Asia by Jonathan Finch..
Sexy Thai Bar Girls / Sex Adventures / Hookers / ladyboys / Bars / A Go Gos / Pattaya Freelancers / Walking Street / L. K. Metro / massage Parlours / Discos / And More (From An Author Who Has Been Living In Pattaya For Ten Years And Still Thinks He’s Compos Mentis!)
Reviewers have claimed that Finch writes with “apparent lightness and liquidity” and that he is “a true navigator”, gifting his readers with a “very well written memoir / travel book”. “Sexy Thai Bar Girls And Me / Sex Adventures In Asia”, an updated version of “Collected Selected Words”, includes everything from before and a bit more from after.
ladyboys fly in, bedevilled punters appear to lament hoodwinkery, James Bond takes that flight back to England on a stretcher, and the opening and closing fiascos are narrated by a soak (in a far worse state than the first) who gives lots of inside information about Pattaya bars, a go gos, ladyboys and more.
There is also a Lonely Planet Guide of sorts which chronicles all the best hot night-spots in Pattaya. Beautiful Thai ladies jump out at you and if you survive the first, few pages you will be hooked.
Like the Pattaya punter who “loses” his air-ticket home, like the long-stay expat who extends his retirement-visa beyond his death-certificate, you won’t be going back in a hurry, and when you’ve finished the “roller-coaster ride” (aka this book), you’ll knock back a couple of Red Bulls and hit the town!


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Send Them to Hell: The Brutal Horrors of Bangkok's Nightmare Jails


Send Them to Hell is a horrifying, authentic chronicle of life as lived by foreign inmates over the past two decades in Bangkok’s notorious prison system.
Murder, human-rights abuse, drugs, prisoner and child sex slavery, blackmail, extortion, extreme violence, medical maltreatment, and unjustifiable death penalties feature as everyday occurrences in the living hells that are Bangkwang and Klong Prem jails.
Sebastian Williams' blistering exposé graphically reveals this shocking reality through the eyes of a long-term inmate who has endured first hand the unimaginable, inhuman nightmare that constitutes the Thai penal system.


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Zero at the Bone: The Playboy, the Prostitute, and the Murder of Bobby Greenlease by John Heidenry
In 1953, six-year-old Bobby Greenlease, the son of a wealthy Kansas City automobile dealer and his wife, was kidnapped from his Roman Catholic elementary school by a woman named Bonnie Heady, a well-scrubbed prostitute who was posing as one of his distant aunts. 
Her accomplice, Carl Austin Hall, a former playboy who had run through his inheritance and was just out of the Missouri State Penitentiary, was waiting in the getaway car with a gun, a length of rope and a plastic tarp. 
The two grifters thought they had a plan that would put them on the road to Easy Street; but, actually, they were on a fast-track to the gas chamber. 
Shortly after they snatched the little boy, the two demanded a ransom of $600,000.00 from the Greenlease family and it was paid; but, Bobby was already dead, shot in the head by Hall and buried in a flower garden behind the couple’s house, exactly where his body was found by police shortly thereafter. 
The Greenlease ransom was the highest ransom ever paid in the US to that date and the case held the US transfixed in the same way the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby had done decades earlier. 
In a bone-chilling account of kidnapping, murder and the dogged pursuit of a child’s killers, John Heidenry crafts a haunting narrative that involves mob boss Joe Costello, a cast of unsavory grifters, hardboiled detectives and a room at the legendary, but now razed, Coral Court Motel on Route 66.
Heady and Hall were apprehended quickly, convicted and executed in a rare double execution in the State of Missouri’s gas chamber on a cold December night not long before Christmas. 
By that time, little Bobby Greenlease was stone cold in his grave and a fickle America had turned back to its Post-War boom. However, one question has never been solved: as Hall was being pursued around Kansas City and St. Louis, half of the ransom was lost and never recovered. 
Did it end up with the mob via Joe Costello?  To this day, no one knows and dead mob bosses tell no tales.  In a book that brings to mind films like “Chinatown” and “Double Indemnity”, John Heidenry has written a compelling work that blends true crime and American history to take a close look at one of the United States’ most notorious murders.


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The Murders at White House Farm: Jeremy Bamber and the killing of his family by Carol Ann Lee..
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On 7 August 1985, Nevill and June Bamber, their daughter Sheila and her two young sons Nicholas and Daniel were discovered shot to death at White House Farm in Essex.
The murder weapon was found on Sheila's body, a bible lay at her side. All the windows and doors of the farmhouse were secure, and the Bambers' son, 24-year-old Jeremy, had alerted police after apparently receiving a phone call from his father, who told him Sheila had 'gone berserk' with the gun.
It seemed a straightforward case of murder-suicide, but a dramatic turn of events was to disprove the police's theory.


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In our extensive True Crime section at Canterbury Tales Bookshop - Pattaya...

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Very Thai: Everyday Popular Culture

This pioneering insight into contemporary Thai folk culture delves beyond the traditional Thai icons to reveal the casual, everyday expressions of Thainess that sodelight and puzzle.
From floral truck bolts and taxi altars to buffalo cart furniture and drinks in a bags, the same exquisite care, craft and improvisation resounds through home and street, bar and wardrobe.
Never colonised, Thai culture retains nuanced ancient meaning in the most mundane things. The days are colour coded, lucky numbers dictate prices, window grilles become guardian angels, tattoos entrance the wearer.
Philip scoured each region to show how indigenous wisdom both adapts to the present and customises imports, applying Roman architecture to shophouses, morphing rock into festive farm music, turning the Japanese motor-rickshaw into the tuk-tuk.
Colour-saturated illustrations help you navigate various social traits, whether white-faced hi-so matrons or Red Bull swilling workers wearing coins in their ear.
This is Thai culture as it has never been shown before.


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The Tibetan Art of Positive Thinking: Skillful Thought for Successful Living by Christopher Hansard..
It is common knowledge that the way we think profoundly affects our health and happiness.
As Tibetan Bon culture has known for centuries, true, original thought is one of the most powerful energy resources that we each have, and tapping into it can bring us great spiritual, emotional and financial success.
But, as Christopher Hansard - leading authority in Tibetan medicine - explains, most of us don't know how to think effectively.
What we imagine to be thoughts are simply reactions to our environment and to other people, and are far removed from 'original thought', which has the power to transform lives. In this enlightening book, Hansard shows us how to take control of our thinking. Using simple meditations and exercises he shows how we can each harness the power of positive thinking to block negativity, transform emotions, and discover the deepest meaning of our lives, to make it the life we truly want to live.



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The Farang Wife by Tony Crossley.....


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Bangkok Tattoo




Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep of the Royal Thai Police returns in his riveting and smokily atmospheric new thriller.
A farang (a foreigner) - has been murdered, his body horribly mutilated, at the Bangkok brothel co-owned by Sonchai’s mother and his boss.
The dead man was a CIA agent. To make matters worse, the apparent culprit is sweet-natured Chanya, the brothel’s top earner and a woman whom the devoutly Buddhist sleuth has loved for several lifetimes.
How can Sonchai solve this crime without sending Chanya to prison? How can he engage in a cover-up without endangering his karma?
And how will he ever get to the bottom of a case whose interested parties include American spooks, Muslim fundamentalists, and gangsters from three countries?
As addictive as opium, as hot as Sriracha chili sauce, and bursting with surprises, Bangkok Tattoo will leave its mark on you.


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