The Happiness of Kati by Jane Vejjajiva, Prudence Borthwick
  

The Happiness of Kati

Written by Jane Vejjajiva, Prudence Borthwick
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The Happiness of Kati by Jane Vejjajiva, Prudence Borthwick

Every morning Kati is woken by the clatter of Grandma's spatula and pan and every night she goes to bed wishing for her mother. Like the canal that flows past her door, Kati's life has a gentle rhythm. But beneath the peaceful surface runs an undercurrent of mystery. Why has Mother stayed away for so long and where is the father Kati has never known? These questions take Kati on an unforgettable journey from the old fashioned house on the canal to a bungalow by the sea and an apartment in the big city.An international bestseller in, The Happiness of Kati is a poignant and beautifully written novel.

Reviews

Takes in daily life in Thailand through tastes, sounds and smells. An enchanting, atmospheric story. Irish Examiner Beautifully written and simply expressed, poignant without being sentimental. Carousel

About the Author

Jane Vejjajiva was born in 1963 in London. She returned to Thailand at the age of three. Having cerebral palsy from birth limits her movements and books opened to her an imaginary world. After completing a BA with Honours and further studies in translation, she started her career as a magazine publisher before setting up her own company editing a magazine for children in 1995. She now runs the Silkroad Publishers agency and continues to work as a freelance translator and interpreter. The Happiness of Kati is her first novel and was first published in Thailand in December 2003.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
120 pages
Interest Age: From 8

Author

Jane Vejjajiva, Prudence Borthwick
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Publisher

Allen & Unwin Children's Books an imprint of Allen & Unwin

Publication date

1st May 2006

ISBN

9781741147537


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