Farang by Dr. Iain Corness
Thailand through the eyes of an ex-pat
"For anyone who has ever felt the overwhelming strangeness of a new culture, language and way of life, this is the book for you." Christopher G. Moore, Author of the Land of Smiles Trilogy
Dr. Iain Corness fell in love with Thailand while on holiday there in 1975, and finally managed to move there permanently in 1997. As a settled farang, or foreigner, he enjoys a unique perspective on Thai life and all its eccentricities; looking in from the outside while also getting to see the things most foreigners don't.
Like all good doctors and authors, Corness provides comfort for the aches and pains of ex-pat life. His stories and anecdotes are full of the joys of life, and celebrate this exotic and exciting land in all its glory, with painfully funny observations.
From a date with a fortune teller to tales of a reincarnated squid, Corness revels in the chaos and charm of 'the only country where you can be run over by a shop.' This is a book to be enjoyed by tourists and Thai people alike.
About the Author
Dr. Iain Corness has lived a varied and colourful life. Born in Northern Ireland, his family moved to Scotland, then emigrated to Australia, before he settled in Thailand ten years ago. He is a medical doctor and has been writing for newspapers and magazines since 1967. He is currently a special correspondent for the Pattaya Mail and technical editor for ASEAN Autobiz, and a contributor to many coffee table magazines in Thailand.
He has one son, a doctor, in Australia, of whom he is very proud. Having remarried, he has a daughter and another son in Thailand.
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