In March we released the last in the trilogy of titles from Ann Bennett’s thrilling series, Bamboo Road. To celebrate Monsoon Books held a launch event at the wonderful Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street, London, where Ann’s friends and family joined us to celebrate. Publisher Phil Tatham shared with us how on reading the …Read More about Bamboo Road blog tour – what a week!
This week sees the release of the final instalment of the Detective Hawksworth trilogy, Singapore Red. Monsoon publisher Phillip Tatham was instantly intrigued when he first came across the manuscript. As he says, “As a longtime resident of Singapore, I have always been interested in the history of the island and as a publisher I …Read More about Author of the Week: William L. Gibson
Bamboo Heart and Bamboo Island – parts one and two of the Bamboo trilogy by Ann Bennett have been quietly admired since they were respectively published. Readers have praised these all-absorbing novels, set against the backdrop of World War II in Southeast Asia, and Bamboo Heart went on to win “Best Fiction published in Asia, …Read More about Author of the Week: Ann Bennett
Monsoon Books publisher Philip Tatham pens an article in the June 2016 issue of the Beam about Monsoon Books and why it specialises on books about Southeast Asia. Download PDF here.
This week, iBooks will be highlighting The Red Thread by Dawn Farnham – the first in the series of “The Straits Quartet” that Monsoon is proud to publish. The book will be offered for free download from iBooks, with the second instalment, The Shallow Seas, at half price. The books were originally published in 2007, …Read More about Spotlight on: The Straits Quartet by Dawn Farnham.
Rosie Milne, author of “Olivia & Sophia”, lists ten things readers may not know about her in Female First, UK. 1) I am from London, but I am now an expat; I currently live in Singapore. Raffles founded the city in 1819, and it was because I live here that I first became interested …Read More about ‘Ten things I’d like readers to know about me’ by Rosie Milne
The fictionalised diaries of Raffles’ two wives, “Olivia & Sophia” by Rosie Milne, is reviewed in The Asian Review of Books. “This work of historical fiction tells the essence of a story through short diary entries, a not unusual literary device,” says Stephen Joyce. “This book that will attract the general historical fiction reader, in particular …Read More about Olivia & Sophia by Rosie Milne reviewed in The Asian Review of Books
Congratulations to author Rosie Milne whose new work of historical fiction, Olivia & Sophia, made the list of ‘Best of expat fiction 2015’ in The Displaced Nation blog. Olivia & Sophia offers a new take on the life and adventures of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles through the fictionalised diaries of his two wives, Olivia and Sophia. …Read More about ‘Olivia & Sophia’ in ‘Best of expat fiction 2015’