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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 The Gold Buddha
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'Having recovered from malaria, Yvette, a young French girl, is in the city of Luang Prabang with her greedy and unscrupulous Uncle Henri when the Haw bandits arrive. Uncle Henri thinks he can trick the monks and a young Lao hero into giving him their precious statue, the Pha Bang, for "safe-keeping," but he is tricked in turn' (Source: The Source).

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is set in Laos.

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    y separately published work icon A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 Z1192060 2005 selected work short story 'Here is a journey that begins with a shuddering disaster in the Himalayas, and ends with an ill-starred romance on Mars. In between are adventures down the rivers of Cambodia and Laos, battles with bulls in Australian country towns, encounters with French agents, freelance photography assignments, handbag-snatchers in Naples, thong-flingers in Rangoon, bread queues in Afghanistan, and more' (Source: back cover blurb). Camberwell : Penguin , 2005 pg. 33-66
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