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My Secret History: A Novel

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(410 reviews)

'Theroux's best fiction to date... combines the surfaces of memoir and travelogue with cunning fiction' Sunday Times 'Written with a rare intensity of both intelligence and feeling... a superbly realistic evocation of the... See More

£3.99 £4.99 Save 20% Price verified 17 hours ago
Travel & Tourism

The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific

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(663 reviews)

Paul Theroux invites us to join him on one of his most exotic and tantalizing adventures exploring the coasts and blue lagoons of the Pacific Islands, and taking up residence to discover the secrets of these isles. Theroux... See More

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Biography & True Accounts

Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents

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(122 reviews)

'Both unputdownable and utterly engaging' Jonathan Raban, The Times Literary Supplement 'I started reading Theroux's Sir Vidia's Shadow, the story of his friendship with V. S. Naipaul over thirty years and five continents... See More

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Travel & Tourism

Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

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(2,438 reviews)

SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Winner of the Stanford Dolman Lifetime Contribution to Travel Writing Award 2020 Beloved travel writer Paul Theroux turns his attention to America, exploring the landscapes and communities... See More

£5.99 Price verified one hour ago
Biographical

My Other Life: A Novel

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(101 reviews)

The fictional narrator of these memoirs, a man of many different guises, has reconstructed his past, giving it wit and life, tragedy and pathos, and imposed an order on it through careful editing. Life, it seems, has no... See More

£5.49 £6.99 Save 21% Price verified 11 hours ago
Short Stories

Mr Bones: Twenty Stories

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(208 reviews)

Mr Bones is a sparkling and darkly humorous collection of short stories by bestselling novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux. A family watches, horrified, as their patriarch transforms into the wise-cracking lead of an... See More

£5.99 Price verified 15 hours ago
World Literature

Saint Jack

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(54 reviews)

Jack Flowers, saint or sinner, caught a passing bumboat into Singapore and got a job as a water-clerk to a Chinese ship chandler. Now, on the side, he offers girls (indeed 'anything, anything at all') to tourists, sailors... See More

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World Literature

The Mosquito Coast (Penguin Essentials)

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(1,409 review)

Allie Fox is going to re-create the world. Abominating the cops, crooks, junkies and scavengers of modern America, he abandons civilization and takes the family to live in the Honduran jungle. There his tortured, messianic... See More

£6.99 Price verified 3 hours ago
Travel & Tourism

On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Road Trip

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(1,597 review)

WINNER OF THE EDWARD STANFORD AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TRAVEL WRITING 2020 The master of contemporary travel writing, Paul Theroux, immerses himself in the beautiful and troubled heart of modern... See More

£7.99 £8.99 Save 11% Price verified 12 hours ago
Sports

Under the Wave at Waimea

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(727 reviews)

From renowned writer Paul Theroux comes a dazzling novel following a big-wave surfer in Hawaii as he confronts ageing, privilege and mortality 'It was as if in surfing he was carving his name in water, invisibly... See More

£5.99 £6.99 Save 14% Price verified 17 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

The Lower River

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(574 reviews)

Award-winning writer Paul Theroux draws upon personal experience of living in Malawi in his eye-opening novel, about one man's return to an Africa he no longer recognises, The Lower River. Decades ago Massachusetts... See More

£4.99 Price verified 4 hours ago
Travel & Tourism

Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China

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(615 reviews)

Paul Theroux left Victoria Station on a rainy Saturday in April thinking that taking eight trains across Europe, Eastern Europe, the USSR and Mongolia would be the easy way to get to the Chinese border the relaxing way... See More

£7.99 Price verified 7 hours ago
Genre Fiction

Millroy the Magician

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(29 reviews)

Fourteen-year-old Jilly Farina walks into the tent at the County Fair and finds her life transformed. Fixing her with his hypnotic gaze, Millroy the Magician performs astonishing miracles. When she is later magicked into his... See More

£4.99 £5.99 Save 17% Price verified 3 hours ago
Travel & Tourism

The Tao of Travel

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(22 reviews)

Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe by collecting the best writing on travel from the books that shaped him, as a reader and a traveller. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence... See More

£6.99 Price verified 9 hours ago
Biography & True Accounts

Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

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(248 reviews)

The Sunday Times bestseller Paul Theroux collects a rich feast of his writing and essays - from travel to personal memoir - published all together here for the first time Drawing together a fascinating body of writing from... See More

£6.99 Price verified 13 hours ago
Literary Fiction

Camp Echo

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(10 reviews)

Celebrated as the "Indiana Jones of American literature," legendary author Paul Theroux has explored the world and shared his vision of it in more than 50 books of bestselling fiction and nonfiction. In Camp Echo, his new... See More

£1.26 Price verified 13 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

The Consul's File

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(51 reviews)

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... See More

£5.99 Price verified 16 hours ago
Literary Fiction

The Elephanta Suite

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(176 reviews)

This fabulous, far-reaching book breathtakingly captures the tumult, ambition, hardship and serenity that mark modern India. Theroux's characters risk venturing far beyond its well-worn paths to discover woe or truth or... See More

£6.99 Price verified one hour ago
Literary Fiction

Mother Land

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(411 reviews)

A darkly hilarious portrait of one dysfunctional American family and its scheming matriarch Everyone in Cape Cod thinks that Mother is a wonderful woman: pious, hard-working, frugal. Everyone except her husband and seven... See More

£6.99 Price verified 13 hours ago
Crime, Thriller & Mystery

A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

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(129 reviews)

A Dead Hand is a dark tale of crime in Calcutta, by Paul Theroux. Jerry Delfont is a travel writer with writer's block. Lounging in Calcutta one day, he receives a mysterious letter. It comes from an American... See More

£6.99 Price verified 9 hours ago
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