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  • Last Bed on Earthby Teri Louise Kelly

    Wakefield Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    ?'Even the free whisky had gone, and the mini-bar gins. What else were a couple of girls down on their luck supposed to do?'Teri Louise Kelly and her partner in crime, Jo Buck, arrive penniless in New Zealand from the UK on the hunt for a 'better way of life'. Instead they find a situation vacant ad, and become managers of a 100-bed... more...

  • Sex, Knives and Bouillabaisseby Teri Louise Kelly

    Wakefield Press 2008; US$ 9.95

    ?'It all started in 1975. I was fifteen years, three hundred and forty-four days old, nothing but a kid, albeit a kid they'd highlighted in The Year Book as a hard case. I was four months out of juvey, give or take, and I had a swagger, an edge, abrasion ...'?So begins the hilarious, often vexed, and constantly twisted life story of Teri... more...

  • Behind the Veilby Lydia Laube

    Wakefield Press 1991; US$ 9.95

    Cardiac resuscitation was often applied to a patient who was fast asleep. The hapless victim woke from a peaceful slumber to find somebody, often an infidel, jumping up and down on his chest.'Lydia Laube worked as a nurse in Saudi Arabia in a society that does not allow women to drive, vote, or speak to a man alone. Wearing head-to-toe coverings... more...

  • Long Way Homeby Lydia Laube

    Wakefield Press 1994; US$ 9.95

    I sat in the windowless and windscreenless front seat of the truck receiving proposals of marriage: only three, I must admit, but then I was only there three quarters of an hour and wasn't looking my best.'Lydia Laube worked as a nurse in Saudi Arabia and described her tribulations and triumphs in the best-selling traveller's yard Behind the Veil.... more...

  • Temples and Tuk Tuksby Lydia Laube

    Wakefield Press 2003; US$ 9.95

    The dinner menu had the usual interesting items such as "Soap" and "A Fried Monk" not to mention "Chicken Amok". The waiter couldn’t tell me what amok meant, but I tried it and it turned out to be, not a crazy chicken running around with a cleaver, but chicken pieces in a soup coloured a kind of caterpillar-innards... more...

  • Bound for Vietnamby Lydia Laube

    Wakefield Press 1999; US$ 9.95

    ?A chance conversation on the Trans Siberian Express en route to Outer Mongolia causes Lydia Laube to veer off course and take a long way home. She heads south thousands of kilometres to the eerie mountains of South China, in search of a broachable pass into Vietnam. Lydia never takes no for an answer. Against all protests she finds ways to venture... more...

  • Is This the Way to Madagascar?by Lydia Laube

    Wakefield Press 2007; US$ 9.95

    I had noticed in Madagascar that many things are called Mad. Would you trust yourself to Mad travel (it sounds rather like what I do), eat in Mad cafe or, a real worry for a white-knuckle flyer, take to the skies with Mad Air, as Air Madagascar is generally known?'In all her travels across the globe, Lydia Laube had always wanted to visit the intriguing... more...

  • Llama for Lunchby Lydia Laube

    Wakefield Press 2002; US$ 9.95

    Lydia Laube, one of the world's dauntless, intrepid travellers, is off to South America in search of the sun. Braving hair-raising mountain tracks, bandits, immigration officials, jungle beasts and third-world dentists, she ventures across Mexico, through the Panama Canal, along the coast of Columbia, and into Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Lydia explores... more...

  • Slow Boat to Mongoliaby Lydia Laube

    Wakefield Press 1997; US$ 9.95

    Who else but Lydia Laube would climb the Great Wall of China waving a pink parasol while riding a donkey? In Slow Boat to Mongolia Lydia tells of her travels by ship, train and bone-shaking bus through Indonesia and China on her way to fabled Outer Mongolia. Lydia learns to use chopsticks with aplomb and ploughs her way through crowds to visit places... more...

  • Exposureby Joel Magarey

    Wakefield Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    Travel adventure, love story and tracicomedy, Exposure is about wanting too much, choosing too little, and how a person can spend three weeks solid in Los Angeles buying a sleeping bag.Joel Magarey's life would be fine if not for one thing - his brain. Prey to strange compulsions and grandiose visions, 25-year-old Joel abandons Australia, his job... more...