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Behind the Smile is the story of Lek, a Thai bargirl in Pattaya, Thailand. The book traces her life from leaving her farming village to her life in the hurly-burly of Pattaya, a men's paradise.
At the moment there are two novels in the series of Behind The Smile - a trilogy, under the umbrella title of 'Behind The Smile ~ The story of Lek, a bar girl in Pattaya', but the third will be out soon :-)
Daddys Hobby is the first in the series called Behind The Smile, the story of Lek, a bar girl in Pattaya by Owen Jones. It tells, in Lek's words, what she had to do for a living
An Exciting Future is the sequel to Daddys Hobby in the series called Behind The Smile, the story of Lek, a bar girl in Pattaya by Owen Jones, please click through
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.
The prequel to Behind the Smile tells the story how Lek came to be in the situation of having to go to Pattaya. It is the background to the book that some have asked for
The first time in Pattaya for people is a defining moment. Most men love it, but many women are prejudiced until they meet the Pattaya bar girls personally
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
People have asked what the attitude of Thai villagers is towards drugs and alchohol, so this article is called Lek on Drugs and Alcohol
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
This is a book-selling opportunity for those who can place a new page on their blog, web site, Facebook or whatever, Free, yet great money to be made!
If you want your copy of the book signed, I could send you an autograph on a post it note. I have been asked for such book signing before, just click through.
This section contains more background to the book Behind The Smile and a free preview of Chapter One: A Close Call. This free preview contains about 5,000 words - the whole of chapter one.
This section contains a free preview of Chapter One of the story of Lek: A Close Call. This free preview contains about 5,000 words of the 112,000 word book. This is the first part
This page contains a free preview of Chapter One of the story of Lek: A Close Call. This free preview contains about 5,000 words of the 112,000 word book. This is the second part
This part contains a free preview of Chapter One of the story of Lek: A Close Call. This free preview contains about 5,000 words of the 112,000 word book. This is the third part
This part contains a free preview of Chapter One of the story of Lek: A Close Call. This free preview contains about 5,000 words of the 112,000 word book. This is the fourth part
This web page contains a free preview of Chapter One of the story of Lek: A Close Call. This free preview contains about 5,000 words of the 112,000 word book. This is the fifth part
This section provides some background to Behind The Smile for those who like to know more. Feedback tells me that people like to read some background to Behind The Smile, because ...
Dta, wh called himself our village money died recently. He was the village coconut picker and had been for 35 years. Many of will miss Dta, our village monkey.
Modern Thai Village Life for the Young is quite hard because they have higher aspirations and there are fewer jobs on the farms due to increased automation...
Our Village Barber is a real card, but more importantly, he is also an excellent barber. I like to go to Our Village Barber for a haicut and a shave at the same time
It is vital for Western men to consider The Problems of Thai Women Married to Foreigners
and take measures to help their spouses after their demise. Ream more...
Pattaya gets over one million visitors a year. Thailand receives many more. Thailand is Asian and social rules are different. This piece is on Manners and Table Etiquette in Thailand
Thai houses come in many styles, but most of the variety is on the outside. The roofs of Thai houses show the most variation. Some roof are very ornate ...
If you go to Pattaya, you will surely come across the sois leading off Beach Road. The most famous and popular of these are Soi 6, Soi 7 and Soi 8. The girlie bars here are legendary. Read more ...
This page about Thais, face and criticism will be of interest to anybody who is mystified by the Asian concept of 'face'. If you have Asian friends or want to visit Asia, you must read this first...
Death in a Thai Buddhist village can be very upsetting for a lage percentage of the community even though they are Buddhist. Cme read why that may be so ...
Why have successive British governments ruined tourism and why do the continue to ruin tourism in Britain? We make life hell for anyone wanting to come to the UK to spend a holiday and money....
Few people will understand the heartache of visa refusal, unless they have a spouse who has undergone a visa refusal. Ordinary people may just want a visit ...
When travelling in Thailand it is a good idea to understand the various modes of transport and the pros and cons of them all. Travelling in Thailand is easy enough, but...
The nightlife in Pattaya, Thailand is absolutely legendary. Make no mistake about that! The nightlife in Pattaya, Thailand isenough for any tastes and anyone.
Drinking alcohol alcohol in Thailand is as popular a way of relaxing as it is in any Western country, but is possibly more in the Mediterranean style ...
Mixed marriages in Thailand are quite common. There are many Europeans, Americans, Australians and Canadians as well as Muslims and other Asians.
This page is about the social status of foreigners in Thailand. I can only speak for white Caucasians, as I can only speak for myself, although social status is a very big thing in Thailand
It will be quite obvious to you that social relationships are very important, but it can be very difficult to get them right in a different continent where the language is unknown.
Pattaya in Thailand is one of the most enjoyable city beach resorts in the world and the prices are very affordable too. Check out the beaches, bars and restaurants.
Thailand is often known as the Land of Smiles, which gives an idea of the hospitality of the people of Thailand. Come read more about the Land of Smiles
The attitude of the girls in 'Behind The Smiles' has a lot to do with their Buddhist beliefs. This page gives a short history of Buddhism.
Monks and Thai Buddhist Temples are even a more common sight in Thailand than a church and a vicar in an English village
Self-publishing Behind The Smile was not my first choice. However, it is my first novel and I hadn't heard of other options. Self-publishing Behind The Smile was pretty scary at first, but....
Moden publishing is going through a revolution as I discovered when publishing Behind The Smile. Traditional publishers are arrogant and don't like unknown authors ...
After you have written your book and decided where you're going to publish it, you will be asked to price it; this article is about pricing your books and ebooks
If you are an author you will be concerned with publishing. If you self-publish, the only choices are Kindle vs Lulu. This article examines Kindle vs Lulu ...
Self-publishing a paperback and ebook is probably a lot cheaper and a lot easier than any author would imagine, if he or she has not been through the process before.
This section contains the testimonials for Behind The Smile for which I have been given permission to share with you on this web site. As more testimonials for Behind The smile come in, I will print them...
This page contains more unsolicited reviews that I have received permission for to print. Behind The Smile was published in April and sales are rising every month...
This page contains all, not selected, unsolicited reviews that I have received permission for to print. Behind The Smile was published in April and sales are rising every month...
This page contains all, not selected, unsolicited testimonials or reviews that I have received permission for to print. Behind The Smile was published in April and sales are rising every month...
This section contains the press releases for Behind The Smile. Some of the press releases will have been used by newspapers, blogs or websites. Please copy with the byline attached.
This press release concerns he first book in the trilogy Behind The Smile called Daddy's Hobby. You may use these press releases in your publication if you include the byline and active links
This press release concerns the second book in the trilogy Behind The Smile called An Exciting Future. You may use these press releases in your publication if you include the byline and active links
This page displays the press cuttings that I have found concerning my first book, Daddy's Hobby, in the series called Behind The Smile. If you know of others, please inform me.
This is the blog associated with the book and website 'Behind The Smile'.
This is the blog of Owen Jones, the author of the book and website 'Behind The Smile'.
This is the blog of Owen Jones, the author of the book and website 'Behind The Smile'.
This page descibes the company presenting this website about Behind the Smile. If you need to know even more about us, please make contact.
Behind the smile is a reference to the description of Thailand as being the Land of Smiles. This is the story of Lek, a bargirl in Pattaya in the tourist sex industry.
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PS: 'The Eternal Plan - Revealed' is by Owen's
father, Colin Jones Both books can be bought directly from the
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