"A master of the high style"
The Guardian
"Osborne writes mercilessly, savagely well..."
The Daily Mail

Beautiful Animals

A Novel

"Let’s not mince words. This is a great book. Truly difficult to put down... sophisticated, smart and uncomfortable, and the story is cracking." – Lionel Shriver, Washington Post 

"Startlingly good...Osborne ...

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Hunters in the Dark

A Novel

From the novelist the New York Times compares to Paul Bowles, Evelyn Waugh and Ian McEwan, an evocative new work of literary suspense
 
Adrift in Cambodia and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher, ...

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The Ballad of a Small Player

A Novel

A riveting tale of risk and obsession set in the alluring world of Macau’s casinos, by the author of the critically acclaimed The Forgiven.
 
As night falls on Macau and the neon signs that line the rain-slick streets come alive, ...

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Poisoned Embrace

A Brief History of Sexual Pessimism

The Poisoned Embrace is a provocative investigation into the history of sexual pessimism as it has evolved in Western theology throughout the ages.
 
Since the days of the Early Fathers, sex and death have formed a theological equation ...

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Bangkok Days

Tourists come to Bangkok for many reasons: a night of love, a stay in a luxury hotel, or simply to disappear for a while. Lawrence Osborne comes for the cheap dentistry, and then stays when he finds he can live off just a few dollars a day ...

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The Accidental Connoisseur

An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World

What is taste? Is it individual or imposed on us from the outside? Why are so many of us so intimidated when presented with the wine list at a restaurant? In The Accidental Connoisseur, journalist Lawrence Osborne takes off on a personal voyage ...

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The Naked Tourist

In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall

From the theme resorts of Dubai to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, a disturbing but hilarious tour of the exotic east―and of the tour itself Sick of producing the bromides of the professional travel writer, Lawrence Osborne decided to ...

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American Normal

The Hidden World of Asperger Syndrome

Asperger's Syndrome, often characterized as a form of "high-functioning autism," is a poorly defined and little-understood neurological disorder. The people who suffer from the condition are usually highly intelligent, and as often as not capable of ...

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Paris Dreambook

Osborne stops in to a voodoo temple on the Boulevard de Clichy, the steam-wreathed inner sanctum of a Turkish bath and an apartment belonging to an ancient veteran of an S&M brothel that once served the blond conquerors of the German occupation.

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Ania Malina

Set in battle-scarred Europe during and immediately after World War II, this intriguing first novel deals with a man's obsession with a younger woman. While convalescing in a French hospital, British soldier Jamie Lovecraft meets Ania Malina, a ...

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Shangri-la

Un viaggio ilare e desolato nel cuore del Tibet, alla ricerca di una città un tempo immaginata dagli occidentali, e oggi costruita dai tour operator del governo cinese.