Thailand Old Hand: Thirty years around the bars and backstreets of Asia

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Peter Jaggs has the unerring ability of being able to blunder into a good story wherever he travels in Asia. Whether perusing the bars and brothels of Pattaya and Angeles City, meeting up with an archaic spirit doctor in the wilds of the Isaan countryside, losing his way in the war-time tunnels of Cu-Chi in Vietnam, becoming embroiled in a punch-up with the local tough-guy in a Philippine backstreet or encountering an ethereal ghost on a deserted, moonlit beach in Thailand, he tells the tale with his own peculiar stamp of originality, humor and accuracy. The twenty true short stories in this - the author's eighth book - are as colorful, diverse and sometimes as confusing as the continent of Asia itself. Many will make you laugh, others may make you want to cry and one or two will probably appall you. Whatever your reaction may be to some of the memories of a man who has spent almost three decades making the most of what Asia has to offer, 'Thailand Old Hand' makes for a rattling good suitcase read and is a book you will find hard to put down.
"The author is an Old Thailand Hand; it's apparent he has been around long enough to become insightful" Bangkok Post "Jaggs has become like a master brewer, skillfully distilling a wealth of living experiences into some very funny moments" Pattaya Trader

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Peter Jaggs has spent the best part of the last thirty years in Thailand. He is the author of eight books about the country which are available in paperback and e-book format. Peter started writing for fun and nobody was more surprised than himself to find his books reaching best-seller status on many distribution sites which specialize in material on Thailand. As well as his books, he has written many articles, short stories and series for English language newspapers in Thailand, including the Pattaya Mail and the Pattaya People weekly. He has also made several appearances at ex-pat clubs and given interviews on television in Thailand.Peter Jaggs has been described as something as a ‘pioneer author’ in Thailand, having written the first ever books in the English language published in the country on the subjects of freshwater fishing and metal detecting.His other books include a novel, true travel adventures and ‘From Beggar to Butterfly,’ a book of short stories, which was described in a review by the Bangkok Post as one of the best books written on Pattaya.

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Titillating tales of the wild side of various places like old Pattaya andAngeles, but not too graphic to scare off the shy reader. Thailand Old Hand was a book I did not want to put down. Daniel Schwartz, Pattaya Trader Magazine

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