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    Touch the Dragon
    A Thai Journal

    Karen Connelly

    Karen Connelly was just 17 when she left Canada to live in Thailand for a year. This book explores the culture, life and people of Thailand. It was awarded the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction in 1993, and was a New York Times Notable Travel Book of the Year in 2002.


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    Just finished this little gem. I managed to get my hands on a secondhand copy and it has been the best £1.50 I've spent in a long time During the 80's the Canadian author spent a year living in Thailand as a 17yo exchange student and the book is based on her journal. Much of the book details her time living in Denchai, a small village in Northern Thailand and the families that took her in. At times its hard to believe the writing style and detailed descriptions are that of a 17yo (although I believe it took 4 years to compile the book) but she manages to capture perfectly some of the frustrations & "Thainess" that I'm sure most of us have felt at some time.

    If you're bored of the usual Thai books, crime fiction, "relationship" books etc then this is defo worth a look

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    This looks good, thanks for the review, you're right the crime fiction stuff being published at the moment is a bit boring especially given the low quality of it
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    I like the John Burdett & Christoper Moore books but yeah, a lot a rubbish around too.

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