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An accidental journey begins in a small English language bookshop and leads you through the winding backstreets of Hanoi.

Evocative bite-sized vignettes about life, circuses, the streets and the people of Vietnam’s northern capital.

All the while battling counterfeiting book thugs, censorship and hiding out with Imperialist-Running-Dogs.

Stories from Hanoi at the start of the new millennium, Cement Factory No.9 is an ode to a country in transition, where the rules were rubbery and a decent read was in short supply.

Cement Factory No.9 - Tales from a Hanoi Bookshop Marie Ryan

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An accidental journey begins in a small English language bookshop and leads you through the winding backstreets of Hanoi.

Evocative bite-sized vignettes about life, circuses, the streets and the people of Vietnam’s northern capital.

All the while battling counterfeiting book thugs, censorship and hiding out with Imperialist-Running-Dogs.

Stories from Hanoi at the start of the new millennium, Cement Factory No.9 is an ode to a country in transition, where the rules were rubbery and a decent read was in short supply.

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