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The Road to Beira
By a complete accident Colin meets Monique on the road to Beira. Monique was driving with some friends away from Beira when her car refused to restart, whilst Colin was driving towards Beira. Beira is in Mozambique on the east coast of Africa, and parts can be a bit wild and uninhabited. They had previously known one another as students at the same university but that was twenty years ago, and [...]
Jennifer, an Accountant in Thailand has just completed her divorce from the man who stole her furniture and ruined her life, whilst miles away William in South Africa has just ended his report and recommendations for a neighboring farmer. They innocently meet on the Internet, and compare the poor behavior and attitude on contestants on Survival programs, until one suggests that they might try it [...]
Escort or Partner?
Charlie and his friends decide to take a four day holiday, but as he does not have a regular girlfriend he decides to call an Escort Agency to see what they can recommend! The young lady who runs the Escort Agency is intrigued by their plans and presents herself as their Escort, although she has never been an Escort herself! Their trip by can in northern Vietnam is both surprising and humourous [...]
Claudia and the Lords of Peterborough
Claudia is overjoyed when she married the heir to the Earl of Peterborough, but her enjoyment of life took a nasty blow when she discovered he preferred racing cars and aeroplanes to raising a family with her! After his death in a flying accident she was prepared to return to her parents, but then the younger brother who in fact had introduced her to her husband, returned from Africa following [...]
His Third Wife
Roger Audley Brandon graduated from a student, to a company travelling representative, and progressed to management level over years. He married Gwen and quite rapidly became the father of three daughters. In his travels he stayed at various small Guest Houses in provincial towns, initially to reduce his expenses, but often stayed at the same Guest House and became quite popular with the owners, [...]
Naked on Holiday
Two men in the process of retiring from their employment, decide to take a seaside holiday together. They choose a seaside resort on the south coast and book separate rooms in a good hotel. They both run into trouble, separately. Horace meets Helen as she gets locked out of her room, whilst Hector who is a retired publican meets Hannah in a restaurant near the beach. You'll have to read the book [...]
Gorgeous at Forty
Tony is accosted by a lovely lady whilst walking to his hotel for lunch, but they remember having met for the first time nearly twenty years earlier, and liked one another then but had been held back by convention and the possibility of a husband or a wife, and children. Now only an adult child remains as a handicap, which makes them free for their relationship to develop, and it does. They are [...]
WEIRD & WONDERFUL ASIAN STORIES
After working and living for over fifty years in Africa and Asia Adam Mann has put together some interesting stories about life. Here are sixteen tales, but watch out four are a bit naughty and really for adults only. The stories range from about 1970 in the North of Nigeria, to life in the Swat valley and poppy fields in the Indus basin. The author now lives peacefully in a rural town in East [...]
Love in the Air
Two passengers find some common ground on a flight to Taipei. Charlie meets Sue-ling on trans-Pacific flight to Taipei after delays due to bad weather, and then further delays mean a long stop-over in the transit area at the airport. Charlie decides to stay at the Airport Hotel where he can get a shower and rest a bit, and is helped by Sue-ling who joins him as she too is delayed by the weather. [...]
Love in the Rain
By a sheer stroke of bad luck Henry gets caught in a tropical storm whilst he's swimming in the sea. He sensibly gets out of the water and finds shelter in a beach house, and a few moments later is joined by an equally sodden rain drenched lady. Felicity is cold and wet and she has nothing dry to wear so she asks Henry to hold her so that they can both benefit from their body warmth until the [...]
Don't Take Your Shoes Off!
There is no doubt that ladies who wear high heels look great! I had written several novellas that featured the heroine in high heels - red, black, and even thigh boots with stiletto heels. This publication gave me the opportunity to write a full length manuscript about three ladies in differing predicaments. Because I have lived and worked in Asia for many years one of my stories is initially [...]
Love in the Boondocks
Dave is working for a development project with farmer families in remote and distant areas, often mountainous. Very few people speak English, and he works with several translators. He comes across several primary school teachers who are working in villages in those areas, and one who does speak good English asks him for help with transport to one of the distant villages, and then inadvertently [...]
Starting shortly interdependence in Nigeria in 1963 foreign experts from several disciplines are established to guide and train farmer families to improve their incomes and to develop their livelihoods. In their spare time there was little to do, so this novel explains some of their extra-mural activities.
Chocolates and Cyanide
A box of milk chocolates is delivered to a man just before he leaves to fly to work in Botswana. He does not open it and just tucks it into his packed suitcase. His suitcase is delivered in error to a lady passenger in Johannesburg, who helps herself to one of the chocolates and dies of acute cyanide poisoning! A concerted effort by the police in South Africa and England have to determine who was [...]
A Body in the Laboratory
A cleaner finds a jacket lying on the floor of a top secret laboratory and then suddenly discovers there is a dead body inside the jacket. The police investigation is hampered by the secret research being conducted at the laboratory in the Fylde. Painstakingly the police review the suspects, but it becomes clear that the murderer probably came from overseas, prompted by the need for an [...]
Nick, a widower, arrives in Kenya with the difficult job of working on two former settler estates that the government has allocated to landless African farmers. Involved with horses most of his life, he gravitates to the world of polo and racing in Nairobi, where his skills are much appreciated. Enter Sophie, a beautiful saree-clad temptress. Sophie's recent divorce has just been finalized and [...]
Black High Heels - Formerly the Restaurant
Love in the boondocks, and thank goodness an Aussie comes to the rescue! READ ON: An internationally sponsored agricultural project in a remote part of Vietnam consists of an international advisor and a project team. They decide to stop at a restaurant in the district town, and then the team decides to stay at the adjoining hotel before moving to work in a village. The owner of the restaurant is [...]
Heat in the Tea Gardens
Make sure you have a strong cup of black tea before you read this! Roger has been working in highland areas of Vietnam helping farmer families to grow and pick high quality fine flavour highland tea. Tuyet has been working in her family owned business to process and market high quality highland tea from Vietnam into European markets. One day they meet again, in her factory, and suddenly the spark [...]
Helga's Red Thigh Boots
When a man meets a woman it is not always possible to show his feelings: A Canadian journalist, aka Fred, finds a place to stay with a lady, aka Hufflepuff, and her adult son in Rotterdam. At first it is very comfortable until the lady develops mid-life shivering fits in the presence of the journalist. The shivering is prelude to several passionate encounters! When the journalist is recalled to [...]
West African Project
If you've ever fancied working in remote parts of the world, you must read this: Ivan wins a contract to work in the Hadejia River Valley, He finds the Project Director easy to work with and his widowed daughter lovely to look at and to look after him! This book is based on a true story in West Africa, not in the steamy coastal area but in the dry semi-desert plains in the north.
Kandy Heat - never too old to be loved
"She was prepared to give up everything for the man she met sitting on her kitchen doorstep!" Harry is the author of historical novels based mainly on Asian recorded history. Whilst visiting his agent in London, he decides to visit his family home of many years earlier. He meets the tenant, Makshi, an Indian lady nutritionist, but whilst they are enjoying a coffee together a man with a baseball [...]
Have you ever been to the Lion City? Singapore is the dynamic jewel of the East, and has been for fifty years! The novel is set in Singapore in the 1980s, when the young and dynamic country is still emerging towards social and economic independence. Six people, three men and three women, who live and work there, become involved in a series of meetings and/or their explicit sexual encounters over [...]
All the nice girls love a Sailor!
Fancy a cruise on a private ship in the South China Sea? Amelia is a competent and highly qualified professional First Officer on a small cruise ship that has been chartered for South China Sea trip, but she has essentially maintained her aloofness and independence until she meets the ship's Captain when her resolves begin to crumble. The passengers on the ship are essentially there for a private [...]
Red High Heels
This is not a humorous book, but a joke started a whole train of events: A research scientist books into a hotel before attending a conference on stem cell research, and whilst at the conference the hotel accidently allow a young lady with a very similar name to move into his room. They find themselves facing one another wearing only bath towels wrapped around them! When they decide to have [...]
Hanoi Heat - even the Ants are drinking water
How often can you meet the man of your dreams? Nicky was lucky and had no idea that her chance encounter with Tony would leave her quaking with need, and even become wantonly immoral! Tony takes her to his office, based in a hotel, and dominates her first of all at a meal they share, and then up close as he removes her clothes and her inhibitions. This novel is designed for mature audiences.
Quang Trung - The Tay Son uprising and the role played by Le Ngoc Han
Vietnam is in the news again, so let's hope it does not revert to this: At the end of the 18th century villagers in Vietnam were in revolt against the oppression, land seizure and hardship caused by feudal landlords. Three brothers from a small village, Tay Son in the south of the Vietnam start an insurgency movement and begin by overthrowing the corrupt Nguyen dynasty in the south, and then the [...]
Serendepia - Robert Knox's escape from Ceylon after 20 years
STOP RIGHT HERE! History is not boring, but can be amusing and informative: Sri Lanka has a long and sometimes lurid history. In the early 19th Century a manuscript was found in a Monastery in Ceylon, called the Mahawansa, which detailed in pali a lot of the history of the Indian subcontinent from about 600 BC. Over centuries there were several invasions from the south of India, and several [...]
Sinagiri - Rajah Kasyapu and the Frescoes at Singiriya
Book your next holiday to Sri Lanka, and when you get there head straight for Singiriya! The story is set in 5th Century Sri Lanka - Taprobane as it was then called. A princess from Eritrea becomes the fourth wife of the Raja of Taprobane. The story relates her journey by land and sea, escorted by her brother, from Assaba to Puttulam, and their adventures on the way, even being attacked by [...]
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