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Three Men in Malaya (To Say Nothing of the Boy)
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Three Men in Malaya (To Say Nothing of the Boy)

By Richard Sidney

Kuala Lumpur: Kyle, Palmer & Co Ltd, 1933. First edition. Paperback. Good. Sidney, the second headmaster of the Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur, is best known for his classic Malay Land/Tanah Melayu. In this novel, adopting the style of Jerome K Jerome's Three Men in a Boat, he follows the humorous adventures of a group of British colonials, not forgetting the boy, around Malaya of the 1920s. According to World cat, the book is held in only six libraries. 255 pages. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has discoloured with age, the spine covering is frayed at the top and about an inch is missing at the base and the cover is creased at the top right corner. As a result, the first and last few pages of the book have a similar crease. There is a number neatly written in ink in the centre of the title page. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$222.68

Selangor
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Selangor

By Gerry Barton

London: Corgi, 1989. Paperback. Good. 'An epic novel' of Malaya, set in Penang, Singapore and mainly Selangor in the 1920s. Kenneth takes up a job as a plantation manager in Selangor and gets involved in a tussle with the sultan. 378 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has a bit of wear from use. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$11.13

Putus Harapan
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Putus Harapan

By Baba Melaka

Johor Bahru, Malaysia: Abdullah Sidek, 1949. Paperback. Good. A Malay novella in the Jawi script. A film of the same name, starring P Ramlee, was issued in 1953. Whether there is any connection between the two is unknown. 85 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has very little wear, but the glued binding has come away between the last two pages of the book. There is a previous owner's name written neatly on the inside front cover and the book's title is written in ink on the spine. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is medium tanning throughout.

$17.81

Raja Donan

By Zaharah Khalid (ed)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1963. Paperback. Very Good. A Malay folk tale packed with drama, where a king abandons his son at birth because most of his astrologers have tricked him into believing that his heir will be a threat. Many years later the son, Raja Donan, comes across his dead father, revives him and they all live happily ever after. The book is in Malay. 113 pages Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia There is a previous owner's name written neatly on a front end paper. The cover has minimal wear and the spine is not creased. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout. A lovely copy

$33.40

Makyung: Perspectives on Malaysia\'s Traditional Theatre
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Makyung: Perspectives on Malaysia's Traditional Theatre

By AS Hardy Shafi, Jason Tye Kong-Chiang & Shanti Balraj Baboo (eds)

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2015. First edition. Paperback. New. This is a wide ranging examination of the Malaysian dance drama as a from of artistic expression. Makyung or Mak Yong originated in Pattani in modern day Thailand before the advent of Islam in the peninsula and then spread to Kedah, Kelantan and even as far south as Singapore. The contributors look at Makyung's history, methods of performance, music used, adaptation for the digital age and many other aspects of the art. 196 pages with some colour illustrations. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$17.81

Local Color in Malayan Chinese Fiction: A New Approach (1920-1937)
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Local Color in Malayan Chinese Fiction: A New Approach (1920-1937)

By Mo Yimei

Bochum, Germany: Brockmeyer, 1992. Paperback. As New. While most Chinese Malaysians today would see themselves as Malaysians first and Chinese second, this has not always been the case. The author's study covers Chinese fiction by Malayan Chinese both published in Malaya and Singapore and elsewhere when the Malayan Chinese identity was in a greater state of flux. 130 pages with a bibliography. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$35.63

A River Grown Deep
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A River Grown Deep

By Michael Pereira

London: Panther, 1962. Paperback. Good. A love triangle set in the Malayan 'Emergency.' A rubber planter, has his happy relationship with a Malay woman interrupted by the appearance an American rival who suddenly appears on the scene. 159 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has minor wear. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is medium tanning throughout.

$17.81

No Visitors Allowed
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No Visitors Allowed

By John Machado

Singapore: Landmark Books, 2003. First edition. Paperback. As New. A posthumously published collection of four short stories by an author better known in Malaysia's advertising world. The stories work on two different levels, the obvious and the hidden, where the reader needs to do a bit of work. 85 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.13

The Big Purge
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The Big Purge

By Kee Thuan Chye

Singapore: Times Editions, 2004. Paperback. New. A satirical play showing up the futility and destructiveness of racial politics. The author is a well known Malaysian actor, dramatist, poet and journalist with a strong record of activism. 96 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$17.81

Hearts and Minds
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Hearts and Minds

By Mark. Bles

London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Very Good. A comat adventure set in Malaya during the 'Emergency.' 465 pages. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has minimal wear and the spine is not creased. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$11.13

Beloved Stranger
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Beloved Stranger

By Elizabeth Oldfield

Mills & Boon, 1983. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. A romance set in Penang and Thailand. Judith's husband escapes from being captured by Thai bandits, but his homecoming is ruined for her when she discovers he's met a Chinese girl in captivity. 190 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover is a little dirty in places. The cover has minimal wear and the spine is not creased. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$11.13

Tok Guru
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Tok Guru

By Shahnon Ahmad

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Fajar Bakti, 1988. Paperback. Good. A novel in Malay by one of Malaysia's best known living novelists set in the al-Arqam religious community or Rufaqa Group. The story also involves Malaysia's Indian Muslim (Mamak) community. 282 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has dirtied with age and has minor signs of use, but the spine is not creased. The first and last two pages have medium tanning, otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is minimal tanning throughout.

$33.40

Sweet Offerings

By Chan Ling Yap

Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2011. Reprint. Paperback. New. A well reviewed first novel that follows Mei Yin's experiences as she moves from a poor family to a wealthier one in Kuala Lumpur to become a wife and becomes embroiled in the family intrigues that follow. The gripping story begins before World War II and reaches a climax around the time of Merdeka. 345 pages. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.36

In Blue Silk Girdle: Stories from Malaysia and Singapore
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In Blue Silk Girdle: Stories from Malaysia and Singapore

By Mohammad Abdul Qayyum (Ed)

Serdang, Malaysia: Penerbit Universiti Putra Malaysia, 1998. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. .A collection of 19 short stories is mainly from the 1980s and 1990s, when this form of writing in English began to flourish in both countries. Most of the stories have been published before. The introduction by the editor, an international academic in English literature, sets the stories in the context of Malaysia and Singapore's different experiences in the use of the English language since independence. 224 pages. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has a bit of wear and there is some scuffing on the text block, but the spine is not creased. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$28.95

In Blue Silk Girdle: Stories from Malaysia and Singapore
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In Blue Silk Girdle: Stories from Malaysia and Singapore

By Mohammad Abdul Qayyum (Ed)

Serdang, Malaysia: Penerbit Universiti Putra Malaysia, 1998. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. .A collection of 19 short stories is mainly from the 1980s and 1990s, when this form of writing in English began to flourish in both countries. Most of the stories have been published before. The introduction by the editor, an international academic in English literature, sets the stories in the context of Malaysia and Singapore's different experiences in the use of the English language since independence. 224 pages. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has minimal wear and the spine is not creased. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$28.95

New Beginnings
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New Beginnings

By Chan Ling Yap

Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2014. Reprint. Paperback. New. In her third novel, the author brings to life a story of flight from China at the time of the Taiping Rebellion to semi-slavery in Singapore. Ah Ngao and his wife nevertheless manage to negotiate the bustle and danger of Singapore to make a new life for themselves in late 19th century Malaya. 401 pages. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.36

The Poetics of Indonesian and Malaysian Women\'s Writing: A Gynocritical Reading
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The Poetics of Indonesian and Malaysian Women's Writing: A Gynocritical Reading

By Norhayati Ab Rahman

Kuala Lumpur: Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia, 2016. First edition. Paperback. New/N/A. In a ground breaking work, the author seeks to distinguish female writing from male writing with a special reference to Indonesian and Malaysian authors from the 1930s onwards. She starts by explaining gynocriticism and female poetics generally, then moves on to examine how this is applicable in the Indonesian and Malaysian context and concludes with separate chapters on selected Indonesian and Malaysian authors to illustrate and develop her argument. This book has been translated into English from the Malay original. 270 pages with references and an index. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.36

Twilight Time (Senja Kala)
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Twilight Time (Senja Kala)

By Baharuddin Kahar

Kuala Lumpur: Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia, 2009. Paperback. Near Fine/N/A. A translation into English of a novel set around the relationship of a forest hunter and his terminally ill daughter. Despite its gruesome topic, the book is readable and has a wealth of information about traditional hunting techniques in Malaysia. 199 pages. Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.13

Blood and Tears (Darah dan Air Mata)
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Blood and Tears (Darah dan Air Mata)

By Keris Mas

Kuala Lumpur: Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia, 2010. Paperback. New/N/A. A collection of short stories by one of Malaysia's leading short story writers in the mid to late 20th century. This collection has a historical theme with each story reflecting one or more aspects of the country's history both before and after independence. 233 pages. Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.13

The Dam (Empangan)
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The Dam (Empangan)

By Zakaria Ali

Kuala Lumpur: Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia, 2009. Paperback. Near Fine/N/A. A translation by the author into English of his Malay language novel based in a village trying to come to terms with new developments that threaten to change the community's way of life. The not unfamiliar theme is enlivened by the intervention of a prodigal son fresh from an education overseas. 110 pages. Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.13

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