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Trevor Brennan: Heart and Soul by Gerry Thornley...
 
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A Multitude of Sins: Golden Brown, The Stranglers and Strange Little Girls: The Autobiography by Hugh Cornwell,
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A leading figure of the punk era, Hugh was lead singer, guitarist, and main songwriter with The Stranglers, and now brings his unique style, humor, and insight to describe the story of his life. 
Beginning with Hugh's decision to leave The Stranglers in 1990, the book explores, in full and frank detail, why this key moment in UK music history has never been fully explained.
The book also covers the heady days of early punk in London, described by someone who was at its epicenter, right there with the Sex Pistols, the Clash, and the Damned.
The life and times of one of the most notorious and gifted rock groups of the 1970's and 1980's, are described in detail, including the drug busts, fights, prison terms and in one case - the tying up of journalists.
Throughout this time Hugh encountered a host of other extraordinary people, Malcolm McClaren, Joe Strummer, Kate Bush, Debbie Harry and Barry Upton, to name but a few, and he recounts the outrageous times he lived through with them, as well as providing an inside take on the other members of The Stranglers.

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The Twelve by Justin Cronin....
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In his internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel The Passage, Justin Cronin constructed an unforgettable world transformed by a government experiment gone horribly wrong.
Now the scope widens and the intensity deepens as the epic story surges forward with The Twelve. In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her.
Kittridge, known to the world as “Last Stand in Denver,” has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far.
April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin.
These three will learn that they have not been fully abandoned and that in connection lies hope, even on the darkest of nights. One hundred years in the future, Amy and the others fight on for humankind’s salvation...unaware that the rules have changed.
The enemy has evolved, and a dark new order has arisen with a vision of the future infinitely more horrifying than man’s extinction.
If the Twelve are to fall, one of those united to vanquish them will have to pay the ultimate price.

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More Than You Can Say by Paul Torday..
 
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Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraq, Richard Gaunt returns home to his girlfriend with very little of a plan in mind.
Finding it difficult to settle into civilian life, he turns to drink and gambling and is challenged to a bet he cannot resist. All he has to do is walk from London to Oxford in under twelve hours.
But what starts as a harmless venture turns into something altogether different when Richard recklessly accepts an unusual request from a stranger ...
 
The Godfather of Kathmandu (Sonchai Jitpleecheep #4) by John Burdett....
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The Godfather of Kathmandu (Sonchai Jitpleecheep, Book 4)

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The Drowning Child by Alex Barclay..
 
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The heart-stopping new thriller in the Ren Bryce series by Alex Barclay, bestselling author of DARKHOUSE and KILLING WAYS.
 
When Special Agent Ren Bryce is called to Tate, Oregon to investigate the disappearance of twelve-year-old Caleb Veir, she gets into a tangled mess.
 
There are some other occurrences lately.
As Ren digs deeper, she discovers that all is not as it seems in the Veir household and that Tate a small town with a big secret.
 
Can Ren uncover the truth before more children are harmed?

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Come What May: The Autobiography by Dónal Óg Cusack.
 
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Dónal Óg Cusack has been one of Ireland's leading hurlers for the past decade, winning five Munster titles and three All-Ireland medals with Cork, and establishing himself as one of the game's most compelling and articulate figures.
In this book, he tells the story of his life and extraordinary career.

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The Dark Heart of Hollywood: Glamour, Guns and Gambling - Inside the Mafia's Global Empire by Douglas Thompson..
 
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This book reveals the sinister true story of the Mafia in Hollywood.
Crammed with legends, myths, murders, madness, mayhem, superstar tantrums, super-sexed starlets, power brokers and politics, it is an ambitious account of Hollywood’s hidden history, from the rogue cops who took on the Mob on the streets of Los Angeles to the stars who became stars because Mafia Godfathers said they would.
In The Dark Heart of Hollywood, seasoned crime and entertainment writer Douglas Thompson reveals how all is masterminded by the money-obsessed Mafia, for whom everything and everyone is simply a commodity.
The intense saga charges across America: from Hollywood bedrooms to the Oval Office, from California’s twenty-first-century computer capital to the cocaine-connection HQs stretching from the Sunset Strip to Marseilles, Milan, Moscow, Tokyo and Beijing.
In this magnificent and highly compelling volume, Hollywood is unveiled as Tinseltown without the tinsel.

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Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail Paperback by Rusty Young...
 
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Rusty Young was backpacking in South America when he heard about Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia's notorious San Pedro prison.
Intrigued, the young Australian journalisted went to La Paz and joined one of Thomas's illegal tours.
They formed an instant friendship and then became partners in an attempt to record Thomas's experiences in the jail.
Rusty bribed the guards to allow him to stay and for the next three months he lived inside the prison, sharing a cell with Thomas and recording one of the strangest and most compelling prison stories of all time.
The result is Marching Powder.
This book establishes that San Pedro is not your average prison.
Inmates are expected to buy their cells from real estate agents.
Others run shops and restaurants.
Women and children live with imprisoned family members. It is a place where corrupt politicians and drug lords live in luxury apartments, while the poorest prisoners are subjected to squalor and deprivation.
Violence is a constant threat, and sections of San Pedro that echo with the sound of children by day house some of Bolivia's busiest cocaine laboratories by night.
In San Pedro, cocaine "Bolivian marching powder" makes life bearable.
Even the prison cat is addicted.
Yet Marching Powder is also the tale of friendship, a place where horror is countered by humor and cruelty and compassion can inhabit the same cell.
This is cutting-edge travel-writing and a fascinating account of infiltration into the South American drug culture.

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Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel by John Guy...

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A revisionist new biography reintroducing readers to one of the most subversive figures in English history the man who sought to reform a nation, dared to defy his king, and laid down his life to defend his sacred honor..

Becket’s life story has been often told but never so incisively reexamined and vividly rendered as it is in John Guy’s hands.

The son of middle-class Norman parents, Becket rose against all odds to become the second most powerful man in England.

As King Henry II’s chancellor, Becket charmed potentates and popes, tamed overmighty barons, and even personally led knights into battle.

After his royal patron elevated him to archbishop of Canterbury in 1162, however, Becket clashed with the King.

Forced to choose between fealty to the crown and the values of his faith, he repeatedly challenged Henry’s authority to bring the church to heel.

Drawing on the full panoply of medieval sources, Guy sheds new light on the relationship between the two men, separates truth from centuries of mythmaking, and casts doubt on the long-held assumption that the headstrong rivals were once close friends.

He also provides the fullest accounting yet for Becket’s seemingly radical transformation from worldly bureaucrat to devout man of God. Here is a Becket seldom glimpsed in any previous biography, a man of many facets and faces: the skilled warrior as comfortable unhorsing an opponent in single combat as he was negotiating terms of surrender; the canny diplomat “with the appetite of a wolf” who unexpectedly became the spiritual paragon of the English church; and the ascetic rebel who waged a high-stakes contest of wills with one of the most volcanic monarchs of the Middle Ages.

Driven into exile, derided by his enemies as an ungrateful upstart, Becket returned to Canterbury in the unlikeliest guise of all: as an avenging angel of God, wielding his power of excommunication like a sword. It is this last apparition, the one for which history remembers him best, that will lead to his martyrdom at the hands of the king’s minions, a grisly episode that Guy recounts in chilling and dramatic detail. An uncommonly intimate portrait of one of the medieval world’s most magnetic figures, Thomas Becket breathes new life into its subject, cementing for all time his place as an enduring icon of resistance to the abuse of power.

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Blood of the Mantis (Shadows of the Apt #3)
by Adrian Tchaikovsky..
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Driven by the ghosts of the Darakyon, Achaeos has tracked the stolen Shadow Box to the marsh-town of Jerez, but he has only days before the magical box is lost to him forever.

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Atonement: Vintage 21 edition..
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On the hottest day of summer in 1934, Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house.
Watching her is her childhood friend, Robbie Turner.
By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have changed forever: Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed an unimagined boundary, and Briony will have committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

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Nine Inches by Colin Bateman.....
 
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Dan Starkey, the ducking and diving hapless investigator, takes centre stage again in this brilliant new novel by the master of comic crime.
Radio shock-jock and self-styled people's champion Jack Caramac is used to courting controversy, but when his four-year-old son is kidnapped for just one hour, and then sent back with a warning note, he knows he may have finally gone too far.
Jack has no choice but to turn to Dan Starkey for help. Recently chucked by his long-suffering wife Patricia, Dan has finally given up on journalism and is now providing a boutique, bespoke service for important people with difficult problems. Dan resolves to catch whoever kidnapped Jack's son and very soon finds himself in the middle of a violent feud between rival drug gangs, pursued by jealous husbands, unscrupulous property developers and vicious killers as the case spirals ever more out of his control..

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The Ten Thousand by Harold Coyle...
 
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Germany is once more the dominant power, her leadership determined to win the world's respect, by bloody force if necessary.
In Eastern Europe, where a weakened Russia is struggling against the ambitions of neighbors, virulent nationalism and ancient ethnic hatreds fan the flames of war, this time with nuclear weapons as the ultimate threat.
Caught up in the rising storm of a Europe in dangerous transition is an American army, no longer just keeping the peace, but drawn inexorably into a real shooting war.

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A Colder War by Charles Cumming...
 
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A COLDER WAR, Cumming returns with MI6 agent Tom Kell (A Foreign Country), in a tour de force that will dazzle readers and critics alike.
 
A top-ranking Iranian military official is blown up while trying to defect to the West.
An investigative journalist is arrested and imprisoned for writing an article critical of the Turkish government.
An Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated on the streets of Tehran.
These three incidents, seemingly unrelated, have one crucial link.
Each of the three had been recently recruited by Western intelligence, before being removed or killed.
Then Paul Wallinger, MI6’s most senior agent in Turkey, dies in a puzzling plane crash.
Fearing the worst, MI6 bypasses the usual protocol and brings disgraced agent Tom Kell in from the cold to investigate.
Kell soon discovers what Wallinger had already begun to suspect - that there’s a mole somewhere in the Western intelligence, a traitor who has been systematically sabotaging scores of joint intelligence operations in the Middle East.

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Allegiance - Star Wars Legends - by Timothy Zahn...
 
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Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn’s trademark, been more evident that in this new Star Wars epic.
On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion–fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge - must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged. From this point forward, legends will grow, treachery will abound, and lives will be irrevocably altered, in the long, hard fight to counter the fist of tyranny and restore hope to a galaxy too long in darkness.
 
The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat.
The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses. Han has doubts about waging someone else’s war and his conscientiousness is one more burden for Leia to bear as she struggles to help keep the Rebellion alive.
The three have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector, agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics.
At the same time, Mara Jade - all of eighteen and years away from her fateful meeting with Luke is serving her evil master, Palpatine, well in her role as the Emperor’s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire to what may be high places, while trying to stay out of Darth Vader’s way.
 
But the Rebels will prove to be only one of the Empire’s concerns.
For Imperial Stormtrooper Daric LaRone, his faith in the Empire shaken by the wanton destruction of Alderaan, will commit a sudden and violent act of defiance, and take four other enforcers with him, in a desperate bid to elude their masters’ Wrath.
 
Each of these fateful actions, whether sanctioned, secret, or scandalous, will expose brutality and corruption, spur upheavals destined to shake the Empire to its core, and shape momentous events yet to come.

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The Cider House Rules by John Irving. . . .
 
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Raised from birth in the orphanage at St. Cloud's, Maine, Homer Wells has become the protege of Dr. Wilbur Larch, its physician and director.
There Dr. Larch cares for the troubled mothers who seek his help, either by delivering and taking in their unwanted babies or by performing illegal abortions.
Meticulously trained by Dr. Larch, Homer assists in the former, but draws the line at the latter.
Then a young man brings his beautiful fiancee to Dr. Larch for an abortion, and everything about the couple beckons Homer to the wide world outside the orphanage .

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Funland by Richard Laymon...
 
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The Funland Amusement Park provides more fear than fun these days.
A vicious pack known as the Trolls are preying on anyone foolish enough to be alone at night.
Folks in the area blame them for the recent mysterious disappearances, and a gang of local teenagers has decided to fight back.
But nothing is ever what it seems in an amusement park. Behind the garish paint and bright lights waits a horror far worse than anything found in the freak show.
Step right up.
The terror is about to begin!

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Killing Commendatore (Kishidancho Goroshi #1-2) by Haruki Murakami...
 
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The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84..
In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada.
When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances.
To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors.
A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art, as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby - Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

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A Game of Thrones: The Story Continues Books 1-4: A Game of Thrones - Box set -, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin...
Traded in @ Canterbury Tales Bookshop *-* Book exchange... USA book price $35.95 - from us 600 baht - plus you receive 50% in credit off your next book when you have finished with it?.

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Bangkok Rules by Harlan Wolff...
 
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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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Famous Potatoes By Joe Cottonwood..
 
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A classic road novel from the 1970's.
Willy, a nice boy from the suburbs, is framed for murder and goes on the run.
With hopeful heart and broken balls he joins the people of humble cafes and dusty bars, underground, where life is basic.
“An engaging, warm, well-told story of a likable character with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

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The Humanoids (Humanoids #1) by Jack Williamson
 
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On the far planet Wing IV, a brilliant scientist creates the humanoids - sleek black androids programmed to serve humanity.
But are they perfect servants - or perfect masters?
Slowly the humanoids spread throughout the galaxy, threatening to stifle all human endeavor.
Only a hidden group of rebels can stem the humanoid tide...if it's not already too late.
Fist published in Astounding Science Fiction during the magazine's heyday, The Humanoids - science fiction grand master Jack Williamson's finest novel, has endured for fifty years as a classic on the theme of natural versus artificial life.
 
Also included in this edition is the prelude novelette, "With Folded Hands," which was chosen for the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

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The Butterfly Trap by Dennis Jon

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In hindsight, maybe fluttering off the tour guide's red line wasn't such a good idea. 
But Jon has neither hindsight nor foresight as his vacation unfolds in real time. 
Acting without consequence, he discovers that real life is funnier, crazier, and more interesting than fiction, as he encounters crooked tour guides, transvestite karaoke stars, restroom massage gangs, and angels, not with wings and halos, but g-strings and high heels.
 

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Bruce Chatwin by Nicholas Murray..
 
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Traces Chatwin's life, showing how it influenced his writing. Murray shows how exile and the balance between the Desire to settle and that to wander are the twin themes of Chatwin's books.
In addition to a full discussion of his works, Murray charts the controversy surrounding Chatwin's death.

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