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The Separation

The Separation

Dinah Jefferies
Malaya, 1955. Lydia Cartwright returns from visiting a sick friend to an empty house. The servants are gone. The phone is dead. Where is her husband Alec? Her young daughters, Emma and Fleur? Fearful and desperate, she contacts the British [...more]
Set in Malaysia
Historical Romance
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Stranded

Stranded

Emily Barr
If no one knows you're missing, how can you be found? Bruised from the breakdown of her marriage, Esther Lomax needs to get away, and Malaysia's unspoilt shores seem the perfect place. But a day's boat trip takes a desperate turn when Esther and [...more]
Set in Malaysia
Suspense Contemporary Fiction
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Ghost Cave: a novel of Sarawak

Ghost Cave: a novel of Sarawak

Elsie Sze
A tale of tragedy, rebellion and romance unfolds in the jungles and gold mining country of Borneo. Ah Min, a young Chinese immigrant, follows his best friend to seek his fortune in Sarawak in the mid-19th century. They labour in the mines alongside [...more]
Set in Borneo
Action & Adventure Historical
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The Consul's File

The Consul's File

Paul Theroux
Award-winning writer Paul Theroux takes us on a journey through small town Malaysia through the eyes of the exuberant Spencer Savage in his breathtaking novel "The Consul's File". Spencer Savage, a young American consul, is posted to Ayer Hitam, a [...more]
Set in Malaysia
Historical Political Short Stories
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The Garden of Evening Mists

The Garden of Evening Mists

Tan Twan Eng
In the highlands of Malaya, a woman sets out to build a memorial to her sister, killed at the hands of the Japanese during the brutal Occupation of their country. Yun Ling's quest leads her to The Garden of Evening Mists, and to Aritomo, a man of [...more]
Set in Malaysia
Historical Political
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The Gift of Rain

The Gift of Rain

Tan Twan Eng
Penang, 1939. Sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton is a loner. Half English, half Chinese and feeling neither, he discovers a sense of belonging in an unexpected friendship with Hayato Endo, a Japanese diplomat. Philip shows his new friend around his [...more]
Set in Malaysia
Historical Political
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The Harmony Silk Factory

The Harmony Silk Factory

Tash Aw
Set in Malaysia in the 1930s and 40s, with the rumbling of the Second World War in the background and the Japanese about to invade, ‘The Harmony Silk Factory’ is the story of four people: Johnny, an infamous Chinaman – a salesman, a fraudster, [...more]
Set in Malaysia
Historical
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The Rice Mother

The Rice Mother

Rani Manicka
A compelling glimpse into a captivatingly exotic world of myth and magic. Beguiled by promises of wealth, fourteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and marriage to a man many years her senior. But Ayah has lied to her and her [...more]
Set in Malaysia
Political Historical
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The White Pearl

The White Pearl

Kate Furnivall
Malaya, 1941. As the glamorous wife of a plantation owner, Connie Hadley appears to lead a pampered and comfortable life. But she is hiding devastating secrets that could destroy her marriage. Life is changed for ever on the day of the infamous [...more]
Set in Malaysia
Historical
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Almayer's Folly and The Rover (Wordsworth Classics)

Almayer's Folly and The Rover (Wordsworth Classics)

Joseph Conrad
From the rain forests of Almayer's Folly to the Mediterranean coast of The Rover, Conrad's first and final completed novels are played out against contrasting backgrounds. Almayer, in Borneo, is hopelessly obsessed by his deluded dreams for himself [...more]
Set in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia
Classics
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