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World Literature

My Other Life: A Novel


(39 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

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Biography & True Accounts

Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents


(56 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


(923 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

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World Literature

The Mosquito Coast (Penguin Essentials)


(829 reviews)

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

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Travel & Tourism

Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China


(219 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

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Travel & Tourism

On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Road Trip


(811 reviews)

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

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Biography & True Accounts

Figures in a Landscape: People and Places


(73 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

£5.49 £6.99 Save 21% Price verified 7 hours ago
World Literature

Saint Jack


(19 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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Travel & Tourism

The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific


(303 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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Literary Fiction

The Lower River


(251 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

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Under the Wave at Waimea


(432 reviews)

From renowned writer Paul Theroux comes a dazzling novel following a big-wave surfer in Hawaii as he confronts ageing, privilege, mortality, and whose lives we choose to remember 'It was as if in surfing he was carving his... See More

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Literary Fiction

Mother Land


(143 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

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Travel & Tourism

The Tao of Travel


(20 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

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Literary Fiction

My Secret History: A Novel


(134 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

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Literary Fiction

The Elephanta Suite


(60 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

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Crime, Thriller & Mystery

A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta


(61 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

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Literary Fiction

Camp Echo


(4 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

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Literary Fiction

The Consul's File


(21 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

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Travel & Tourism

Fresh-air Fiend: Travel Writings, 1985-2000


(30 reviews)

In this collection of Theroux's shorter travel writings, he writes of sweatshops in Dongguan, massage parlours in Kowloon, jellyfish in Palau and bomb craters on Chrsitmas Island. Whether visiting the King of the Lozis at a... See More

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Literary Fiction

The Family Arsenal


(9 reviews)

Hood, a renegade American diplomat, envisions a new urban order through the opium fog of his room. His sometimes bedmate, Mayo, has stolen a Flemish painting and is negotiating for publicity with The Times. Meanwhile, Murf... See More

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Millroy the Magician


(15 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

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