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    Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia by Insight

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    A road map of the region with topographical detail and an index of place names.
    Map scale: 1: 1 000 000
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    The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd

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    The story of the innocent, young wife of a British attache and her affair with a Japanese soldier. Deeply moving, at times unbearable, and completely gripping, this is a superb book about early 20th century British values, misogyny and Japanese society. Highly recommended.
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    Indian Himalaya by Handbook

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    A thorough, durable guide to this popular trekking region that includes practical details for transport and accommodation.
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    Tibet by Bradt

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    A reliable, practical guide, with in-depth information on Tibetan culture and history and excellent maps for trekking. Recommended.
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    Love Jaipur by Love Guides

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    Beautifully designed by local craftsmen in Bangalore, it is printed on hand made paper. Inside, hand drawn illustrations sit beside the best recommendations from locals residents.
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    Laos by Footprint Guides

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    An excellent guidebook for the traveller on any budget, combining practical detail with in-depth historical and cultural information on each province.
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    Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang

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    Mesmerising and enormously powerful, this is Jung Chang and Jon Halliday's intricately researched, uniquely revealing biography of Chairman Mao and his tyrannical dictatorship.
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    Indonesia by Lonely Planet

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    The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Indonesia, with extensive coverage of the whole country, including its smaller islands. Filled with essential practical advice.
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    Love Bangalore by Love Guides

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    The creme de la creme of guides, beautifully designed by local craftsmen, printed on hand made paper. Inside, hand-drawn illustrations sit beside the best recommendations from Bangalore locals.
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    The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

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    Arundhati Roy brings her indignant, political voice to this beautifully written story of devoted twins, Rahel and Estha, living in rural Kerala. A tragic, poetic novel with exquisitely lyrical language which won the Booker Prize in 1997.
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    Love Delhi by Love Guides

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    Beautifully designed by local craftsmen in Bangalore, printed on hand made paper, with hand drawn illustrations sit beside the best recommendations from locals of the city.
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    Bangkok Top 10 Guide by Eyewitness Guides

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    If you like lists, then you'll love this beautifully-illustrated Eyewitness guide with the Top Ten of everything in Bangkok, from Buddhist temples, to festivals, to what not to do. A pull-out map is included.
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    Dispatches by Michael Herr

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    Michael Herr's brutal, surreal collection of both factual and fictional snapshots from the frontline of the Vietnam War, described by John Le Carre as "the best book I have ever read on men and war in our time."
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    Maximum City by Suketu Mehta

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    This is one of those rare but wonderful things: a piece of non-fiction written as well, and as poetically, as a novel. Suketu Mehta's part history, part travelogue is a definitive and highly absorbing book for anyone wishing to learn about the city or heading there.
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    Love Mumbai by Love Guides

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    This is a wonderfully creative and beautifully produced guide. Designed and made by local designers and printed on hand-made paper. The content is also lovingly researched and will take you off the beaten path.
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    Slash and Burn by Colin Cotterill

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    The 8th installment of Colin Cotterill's ever popular detective series, featuring Dr Siri in Laos. The good doctor and renowned coroner is away on holiday, but will he ever return? Set in the northern mountains of Laos, he sets off in pursuit of a lost CIA agent.
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    A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East by Tiziano Terzani

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    Warned by a fortune-teller not to fly in 1993, journalist Tiziano Terzani keeps his appointments by travelling across Asia by land. He also determines to meet an oracle, soothsayer or fortune teller in every place. An eccentric, extraordinary journey full of mayhem and magic.
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    The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

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    Refreshing, exquisitely-crafted novel which depicts a violent, brutal image of a contemporary India where businessmen are make their fortunes, while many of the rural population live in the "darkness", at the mercy of their greedy landlords, and in poverty and squalor. Thoroughly-deserved winner of the 2008 Booker prize from this exciting, new name on the literary scene.
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    Trespassers on the Roof of the World by Peter Hopkirk

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    Peter Hopkirk chronicles the 19th and 20th century determination of western travellers to enter the Buddhist medieval kingdom of Tibet, and ultimately the sacred capital Lhasa. Whether Victorian explorers, soldiers, missionaries or pilgrims, their gradual erosion of Tibet's isolation would lead to the Chinese invasion of 1950. Hopkirk captures both the thrill and the tragedy of these stories, like the discovery of a precious, buried artifact which on exhumation is immediately destroyed.
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    Stranger in the Forest by Eric Hansen

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    The first Westerner ever to walk across Borneo without any porters or provisions, Eric Hansen steps into 2,400 miles of untouched rainforest filled with flying snakes and carnivorous plants. A fascinating insight into the people, the jungle and the animals of this magnificent, perilous country.
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    The Beach by Alex Garland

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    When the man in the neighbouring room of his Bangkok youth hostel kills himself leaving a map to a secret paradise, Richard feels compelled to seek it out. Dark and hallucinatory, this is a gripping, Lord of the Flies-style thriller.
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    Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

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    This is the life story of Saleem Sinai, a mixed-race boy born at the exact moment of Indian independence. As he weaves his magical tales for his fiance; Padma, we see that his story mirrors that of India herself: the fifty years since independence, the myriad of faces and cultures that comprise the nation and the dangers in trying to unite it. Awarded the Best of 40 years of the Booker Prize, this truly wonderful novel is both a literary masterpiece and a riotous, alternative history. Highly recommended.
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    Lust, Caution by Eileen Chang

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    It is 1940s Shanghai and Jiazhi, beneath the facade of a decadent, high-society girl, is a radical activist determined to undermine Japanese rule. A story of passion, compromise and deception, accompanied by four more of Chang's short stories.
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    Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

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    Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2010, this gripping yet deeply emotional book gives us a rare insight into life in North Korea. Built around a series of interviews conducted with exiles, Demick describes the lives of six ordinary people living in the only country in the world not connected to the internet.
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    India: A Million Mutinies Now by V. S. Naipaul

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    Growing up in Trinidad, V. S. Naipaul believed that India was a unified country, here he travels anti-clockwise around this great nation and discovers a multitude of races, religions, castes and classes. Letting Indians speak for themselves, Naipaul has recorded conversations and interviews creating a fascinating and genuine representation of the many faces of contemporary India.