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  • Doctor Illuminatusby Martin Booth

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2007; US$ 6.99

    Pip and her twin brother, Tim, awaken an alchemist's son from a centuries-long slumber when their family moves to an old English country estate, and he enlists them in the fight against an evil alchemist who seeks to create a homunculus. more...

  • Soul Stealerby Martin Booth

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2009; US$ 6.99

    Pip and her twin brother, Tim, join forces again with Sebastian, the alchemist's son they awakened from a centuries-long slumber, to fight against an evil magician who learns people's deepest secrets in order to control their souls. more...

  • The Americanby Martin Booth

    Transworld 2010; US$ 11.63

    The locals in the Italian village where he lives call him Signor Farfalla - Mr Butterfly. He is a discreet gentleman who spends his time studying rare butterflies. But Farfalla's real profession is deadly. He considers himself an artisan, not for the butterflies he paints but for the guns he creates for assassins. Farfalla... more...

  • Gweilo: Memories Of A Hong Kong Childhoodby Martin Booth

    Transworld 2009; US$ 13.08

    Martin Booth died in February 2004, shortly after finishing the book that would be his epitaph - this wonderfully remembered, beautifully told memoir of a childhood lived to the full in a far-flung outpost of the British Empire... An inquisitive seven-year-old, Martin Booth found himself with the whole of Hong Kong at his feet when his... more...

  • A Very Private Gentlemanby Martin Booth

    St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 17.99

    From the Booker shortlisted author of Islands of Silence and The Industry of Souls comes a fascinating portrait of a man with a double life and a dark trade. more...

  • Cannabis: A Historyby Martin Booth

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.54

    To some it's antisocial anathema, to others it is a harmless way to relax, or provides relief from crippling pain. Some fear it is a dangerous drug that leads to 'reefer madness' and addiction; to others still it is a legal anomaly and should be decriminalized. Whatever the viewpoint, and by whatever name it is known, cannabis - or marijuana, hashish,... more...

  • Music on the Bamboo Radioby Martin Booth

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; Not Available

    Nicholas Highgate, separated from his parents during the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong, is smuggled to the mainland by his Chinese nurse and disguised as a Chinese boy. As he grows to manhood he witnesses the atrocities and deprivations of the Japanese occupation and is himself drawn into the Communist resistance activities. The book ends when the... more...

  • Golden Boyby Martin Booth

    St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    At seven years old, Martin Booth found himself with all of Hong Kong at his feet. His father was posted there in 1952, and this memoir is his telling of that youth, a time when he had access to the corners of a colony normally closed to a "Gweilo," a "pale fellow" like him. His experiences were colorful and vast. Befriending rickshaw coolies and... more...

  • The Doctor and the Detectiveby Martin Booth

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    This entertaining, smart biography of Arthur Conan Doyle presents a modern day interpretation of the man who, contrary to his best efforts, will always be known as the creator of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was, however, much more, as Booth shows us in this intriguing study of a man who thrived on the times in which he lived. While... more...

  • The Industry of Soulsby Martin Booth

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    The Industry of Souls is the story of Alexander Bayliss, a British citizen who was wrongfully arrested for espionage by the KGB in the 1950s and sentenced to twenty-five years of hard labor in the work camps of Siberia.  Eventually freed in the 1970s, he decides not to return to the West--a world he barely remembers and to which he no longer belongs--and... more...