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Books and reading in Zambia - you just have to visit this country it’s amazing.

Christina Lamb’s The Africa House is the bestselling account of an English gentleman and his African dream. In the last decades of the British Empire, Stewart Gore-Brown build himself a feudal paradise in Northern Rhodesia; a sprawling country estate modelled on the finest homes of England, complete with uniformed servants, daily muster parades and rose gardens.

http://www.bighay.com/books/the-africa-house_lamb-christina/9780140268348/234989

Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, and an abundance of wildlife, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays. Zambia’s famous for the mighty Zambezi and some of the finest Safari experiences on the planet, including face to face encounters with nature at its most wild.

http://www.bighay.com/books/zambia_mcintyre-chris/9781841623733/5261369

One in six adults around the world have come through childhood unable to read and write, a situation mainly due to lack of books and opportunity to read. In response to this shocking situation, the Book Bus was founded . In 2008 the Book Bus began delivering books to schools in Zambia and working with children to inspire them to read.

http://www.thebookbus.org/about_the_book_bus.htm

Where do you do your reading when you’re on holiday?

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Books and Thailand

I couldn’t put this book down when I read it.

In surreal Bangkok, city of temples and brothels, where Buddhist monks in saffron robes walk the same streets as world-class gangsters, a US marine sergeant is killed inside a locked Mercedes by a maddened python and a swarm of cobras. Two policemen - the only two in the city not on the take - arrive too late. Minutes later, only one is alive.The cop left standing, Sonchai Jitpleecheep, is a devout Buddhist and swears to avenge the death of his partner and soul brother. To do so he must use the forensic techniques of the modern policing and his own profound understanding of the mystical workings of the spirit world.Both will be vital as he immerses himself in the moneyed underbelly of Bangkok - where desire rules and where he will eventually find the killer, a predator of an even more sinister variety…

http://www.bighay.com/ebooks/bangkok-eight_burdett-john/9781446488775/10845361

When his girlfriend takes a job in Thailand, Mischa goes along for the ride, planning only to enjoy himself as much as possible. But when he hears about the suicide of a young woman, Martiya van der Leun, in the Thai prison where she was serving a life sentence for murder, what begins as mild curiosity becomes an obsession.

http://www.bighay.com/books/fieldwork_berlinski-mischa/9781843547655/1343789

A guide to the Thai street food. It features recipes of the Thai street food, ranging from Kanom jin Noodles with Fish and Wild Ginger Sauce at noon to delicious Sweet Roast Pork in the late evening.

http://www.bighay.com/books/thai-street-food_thompson-david/9781840915587/3187932

I couldn’t not include this.

Richard lands in East Asia in search of an earthly utopia. In Thailand, he is given a map promising an unknown island, a secluded beach - and a new way of life. What Richard finds when he gets there is breathtaking: more extraordinary, more frightening than his wildest dreams. But how long can paradise survive here on Earth?

http://www.bighay.com/books/the-beach_garland-alex/9780241952375/180302

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