The Books

British journalist Alex Coverdale has spent over a decade working as an English teacher in China. During that time he has travelled the length and breadth of the country, seeing things he never thought he would see and doing things he never thought he would do, from digging for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert to eating snakes in Hunan Province, and finding himself in a succession of awkward, often hilarious situations along the way.

He soon developed a deep affinity with China and its people, falling in love with the country’s unique culture, colourful history, and vibrant, infectious energy. Being in such a unique position, he wrote about his experiences in a book which quickly became a Number One Amazon Bestseller, but he never told the full story.

Until now.

This first instalment of This is China: Misadventures in the Middle Kingdom covers the author’s initial move to China back in 2007 when the country was hovering on the cusp of seismic change, his first years working at a renowned university in Beijing and several primary schools in Tianjin, and his first tentative forays into ex-pat life and the dating scene.

If you have any interest in China, teaching English abroad, or the dynamics of cross-cultural relationships, these books are for you because…

This is China.


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This second instalment of This is China: Misadventures in the Middle Kingdom, covers the three-plus years the author spent in Hunan Province, central China, where he travelled in search of love. He found it, and lot’s more besides.


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From the #1 Amazon Bestselling author of Yellow Fever: Love & Sex in China and Thailand: 27 Days of Sin comes this MUST HAVE for anyone planning on visiting China, pursuing Chinese women, or those simply interested in the dynamics of cross-cultural or mixed-race relationships.

Chinese women are among the most desirable in the world and their love for Western men is well-documented. Yet for so many, they remain unattainable. Not any more. This indispensable book will teach you all you need to know about dating Chinese women; how to find them, how to approach them, how to get them into bed, how to form lasting relationships, and perhaps most importantly, what they want from you.

Dating Chinese Women: Tips, Tricks & Techniques.

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#1 Amazon Bestseller!


Thailand: 27 Days of Sin

While the climate and the beaches have considerable pulling power, it’s no secret that another main attraction, especially for western men, is Thai women. Over the years, the sex industry has attained almost mythical status, and Thailand has gained a well-earned reputation for being a place where dreams come true, and literally anything can happen.

Alex Coverdale wanted to see if this was true, so he saved up some money, walked out of his job, and travelled to Thailand for 27 Days of Sin. What happened there would change his life forever. This book charts his adventure from inception to conclusion, offering masses of useful and practical advice for both the first-time visitor and the seasoned traveller.

This is China part 3: The Wilderness Years

After spending over five years in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hunan Province, the author leaves China to pursue his dream of writing for a famous magazine in London. At first it’s everything he expected it to be; glamorous, eventful and fun-packed, and aside from rubbing shoulders with celebs and living the high life in England’s capital, he enjoys decadent sojourns in Magaluf, Bordeaux and several other European hotspots.

However, along with the celebrity-chasing lifestyle came gambling addiction, a relapse into substance abuse, and more heartbreak. He experiences a succession of personal and professional ups and downs, falls foul of office politics and industrial duplicity, and through it all endures the pain of broken connections and a constant yearning for a return to the Middle Kingdom to seek yet more misadventure.

Eventually, the pull proves irresistible.