Lek - Background Articles
Behind The Smile
~ the Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya, Thailand ~
This section contains some background to Behind The Smile and Thailand from Lek's point of view.
Many readers like to know more than most books tell, so I have put these articles here for those who perhaps
know little about Thailand.
by Owen Jones
- Lek's First Trip To Wales
Some details of Lek's experience of going to Wales. Read about Lek's First Trip To Wales for more background to the book Behind The Smile
- History of Behind the Smile
This is the author of Behind The Smile's own explanation why he wrote and felt competent enough to write the book. It gives excellent background to Behind The Smile.
- Why The Farmer's Daughter Had To Leave The Farm
This article is about how Lek, a farmer's daughter had to leave the farm. It is a heart-wrenching tale of how things beyond your control can completely change your life - even ruin it...
- Is Lek a Good Cook?
Many people ask questions about Lek and one is: 'Is Lek a Good Cook?' Styles have changed in Thailand as they have in most places in the world, but I have witten this article to answer the question.
- Lek on Drugs and Alcohol
People have asked what the attitude of Thai villagers is towards drugs and alchohol, so this article is called Lek on Drugs and Alcohol
- Lek's Village in Northern Thailand
Lek's Village in Northern Thailand, Baan Suay, is right in the middle of Thailand's most important rice-growing area. The inhabitants are predominantly rice and fruit farmers.
- Behind The Smile - Background To Some Names
As the author of the novel, Behind The Smile, I am often asked why I choose some of the names. here are the explanations for two of them ...
by +Owen Jones