5 Evocative Family Reads To Match Your Angsana Stay


There's no better time than a holiday to catch up on your reading. But instead of picking up a forgettable airport thriller, why not pair your holiday with a book inspired by local culture. We’ve picked some examples, but every location has something interesting to read.

 

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ANGSANA MAISON SOUVANNAPHOUM


The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill "The sights, smells, and colours of Laos practically jump off the pages of this inspired, often wryly witty first novel," the Denver Post wrote about this fascinating book. It sees a 72-year-old French doctor appointed national coroner for Laos in 1975. Naturally, there will be lots of crimes and mysteries.

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ANGSANA BALACLAVA MAURITIUS


The Prisoner of Paradise by Romesh Gunesekera has been lauded for its "lush descriptions [that] make you see and smell the island and feel its hot, damp air on your skin." Gunesekera weaves in a thrilling love story and paints a vivid picture of the history of the island. In 1825, a young Englishwoman moving to her uncle's exotic plantation house – but she is unprepared for how different life in the Indian Ocean will be from Europe.

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ANGSANA RIADS COLLECTION, MOROCCO


The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca, is travel writer Tahir Shah's hilarious account of moving from London to North Africa. Buying a run-down mansion in Casablanca is not as easy as it seems – especially when the first order of business is exorcising it of spirits.

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ANGSANA LAGUNA PHUKET


A History of Thailand, is a well-researched, non-fiction triumph, detailing the forces that shaped this country, from its monarchy to the influences of Buddhism.

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ANGSANA LANG CO


Sometimes, the best way to learn about a culture is through its folklore – and Vietnam: A Traveller's Literary Companion, is full of myths and everyday family dramas. Written by locals, it offers an insightful look into all of this fascinating country's regions.

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