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The Wiles of Lim Quong: A Novel, with Some Sketches of Singapore
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The Wiles of Lim Quong: A Novel, with Some Sketches of Singapore

By S.C. George

London, UK: Jarrolds Publishers. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. George, a long term resident in Malaya and occasional novelist, sets out in this novel to expose the seamier sides of Singapore life in the inter war years. Approximately the last forty pages of the book, entitled 'Sketches of Singapore,' are a series of short essays on subjects such the city's history, Chinese secret societies, Servants, Newspapers etc. 184 pages Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The dust jacket is very tattered and just holding on. The cover still looks reasonably fresh, but is a bit bumped. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.

$31.17

Kisah Tiga Pelayaran
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Kisah Tiga Pelayaran

By Arena Wati

Singapore: Harmy, 1959. Paperback. Good. The first edition of the first novel of the award winning Malay novelist. The book is in the Jawi script. 132 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia There is some fraying of the spine with about an inch loss at the base. The book's title is written faintly in ink on the spine. There is a previous owner's name written neatly on the inside of the front cover. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is medium tanning of the pages with heavier tanning at the edges.

$44.54

City of Small Blessings: A Novel
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City of Small Blessings: A Novel

By Simon Tay

Singapore: Landmark Books, 2009. First edition. Paperback. New. This is the first novel of a distinguished Singaporean public servant and academic who also had already made his mark with published short stories and poems. He draws on his life experience to follow a retired public figure who retires, migrates, returns and becomes involved in public life again. In doing so he discovers both the joys and drawbacks of being a Singaporean. 218 pages. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.13

The Amazing Sarong
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The Amazing Sarong

By Quek Hong ShIn

Epigram Books: Epigram Books, 2015. Paperback. New. A children's story for early readers about two children who are led off on an adventure by their mother's magical sarong. 32 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.36

A Dying Breed
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A Dying Breed

By Swee Hoon Wong

Singapore: Heinemann Asia, 1991. Paperback. As New. A collection of eight short stories highlighting the ups and downs of Singapore's challenges in transforming itself into an economic power house at the end of the 20th century. All human life is here - greed, love, old age, marriage, emigration and more, leavened with touches of comedy. 189 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$55.67

The Widower
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The Widower

By Mohamed Latif Mohamed

Singapore: Epigram Books, 2015. Paperback. New. This book earned the author The Cultural Medallion, a sgnificant cultural prize in Singapore, in 2013. The story follows the stream of consciousness of an ex-political prisoner mourning the loss of his wife. While rooted in Malay cultural life, the novel is also political, taking digs at politics on both sides of the Johor-Singapore Causeway. Translated by Alfian Sa'at from the original Malay. 127 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$17.81

Death of a Perm Sec
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Death of a Perm Sec

By Wong Sook Yee

Singapore: Epigram Books, 2016. Paperback. New. A whodunit wrapped in Singapore's political history. A well reviewed thriller where an apparent suicide is not all it seems. The surviving family also have a few shocks when the investigation into the patriarch's death reveal someone with a bit of a chequered past. The author is also a playwright and former political detainee. This is her first novel. 274 pages. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$17.81

Mixing Tongues
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Mixing Tongues

By Heng Siok Tian

Singapore: Landmark Books, 2011. First edition. Paperback. New. The fifth collection of poems by a poet who has had her poems included in many anthologies. One of her mentors, Edwin Thumboo, has said of her poetry that its ?suppleness and precision regularly take(s) it below the surface and beyond the confines of event and experience?. 47 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.13

Middle & First: Stories
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Middle & First: Stories

By Simon Tay

Singapore: Landmark Books, 2016. First edition. Paperback. New. A collection of short stories by the Singapore Literature Prize winner reflecting on the lives of Singaporeans who grew up after the country's independence. 263 pages. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.59

Little Ironies: Stories of Singapore
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Little Ironies: Stories of Singapore

By Catherine Lim

Singapore: Heinemann Asia , 1986. Reprint. Softcover. Near Fine. A well reviewed collection of Catherine Lim's short stories set in Singapore. 97 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia The book looks new apart from a minute amount of dirt on the text block

$33.40

The Best of Edwin Thumboo
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The Best of Edwin Thumboo

By Edwin Thumboo

Singapore: Epigram Books, 2012. First edition. Paperback. New. A collection, chosen by Thumboo himself, to reflect his large body of work over fifty years. Thumboo is one of Singapore's pioneer poets as well as a distinguished academic in English literature. He has often been referred to as the country's unofficial poet laureate not only because of the quality of his poetry but also because he is often inspired by myth and history and writes on national themes. 216 pages with indices of titles and first lines and a glossary. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.59

In Spirit Bound

By K Rajamanikam

Singapore: VJ Times, 1993. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. A collection of short stories from the Singapore writer mainly dwelling on spiritual and occult subjects. 189 pages. Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia Other than a minor bit of cover wear, the book looks new.

$11.13

One Fierce Hour
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One Fierce Hour

By Alfian Sa'at

Singapore: Landmark Books, 2016. Reprint. Paperback. New/N/A. This first collection of Alfian Sa'at's poems marked him as a Singaporean enfant terrible, if that's not a contradiction in terms. This collection has been described as "truly a landmark for poetry [in Singapore]" and was the springboard for many subsequent awards and commendations for his poetry and plays. 48 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.36

Who Wants to Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems?
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Who Wants to Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems?

By Gwee Li Sui

Singapore: Landmark Books, 2015. Reprint. Paperback. New/N/A. A reprint of a first collection of poems from a leading figure in Singaporean literary scene. As the title suggests this is humorous verse, with Singlish rhymes and other stratagems for poking fun at Singapore's history and culture. 74 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.36

Standing in the Corner: Poems from a Real Childhood
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Standing in the Corner: Poems from a Real Childhood

By Annie Lee Tzu Pheng

Singapore: Landmark Books, 2014. First edition. Paperback. New/N/A. The award winning poet's latest collection of poems. Despite her lyrical and meditative style, Lee can also surprise. In this reflective collection about growing up in Singapore in the 1950s, she recalls a childhood not quite as innocent and trouble free as the conventional stereotype. 59 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.36

Soul\'s Festival: Collected Poem\'s, 1980-1997
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Soul's Festival: Collected Poem's, 1980-1997

By Annie Lee Tzu Pheng

Singapore: Landmark Books, 2014. Revised. Paperback. New/N/A. The award winning poet's own selection of poems from her previous collections. As one of Singapore's independence generation poets, she often questions identity which has caused her controversy in the past. Her deservedly much anthologised poem, 'My Country and My People,' which was banned for a time in Singapore, is included in this collection. 235 pages. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.59

Secret Manta
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Secret Manta

By Yeow Kai Chai

Singapore: Landmark Books, 2001. Paperback. New. Yeow Kai Chai's first collection of poems. The style is often 'catchy, abbreviated, urbanspeak' reflecting the tensions of a city life that seeks to settle down into something more genuine. He was the first director of the successful Singapore Writers Festival. 51 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia *This copy has been signed by the author*

$11.13

The Other Merlion and Friends
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The Other Merlion and Friends

By Gwee Li Sui

Singapore: Landmark Books, 2015. Reprint. Paperback. New/N/A. The third collection of poems from a leading figure in Singaporean literary circles. His poetry is generally humorous, delights in word play and very often rhymes. 85 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.36

The Singapore Trilogy
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The Singapore Trilogy

By Robert Yeo

Singapore: Landmark Books, 2001. Paperback. New. Three plays, 'Are You There, Singapore," "One Year Back Home" and "Changi" that comprise a significant contribution to Singaporean theatre. Yeo, who is as well known for his poetry as he is for his dramatic works, seeks to explore the city state's new identity at a time when it was less settled than today. The plays were not only notable for touching on sensitive political issues, but also for incorporating Singaporean English into drama in the post colonial era. With an assessment of the trilogy by KK Seet and Chitra Sankaran as well as the transcript of an interview of the author by Ban Kah Choon. 213 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.36

The Gamblers Tree Demon
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The Gamblers Tree Demon

By Ralph Modder (ed)

Singapore: Horizon Books, 2008. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. The experiences of Benny Wong as told to his mother, Alice, when he snatched his uncle,a gambler, from the clutches of the blood thirsty tree demon who demanded his uncle's blood in return for lucky lottery numbers. 87 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover looks new and the spine is not creased. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$11.13

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