Owen Jones

Owen Jones was born in Barry, South Wales, where he lived until going to Portsmouth to study Russian at 18. After finishing his degree, he moved to s'Hertogenboschon in the Netherlands where he lived for ten years.

At 32, Owen moved back to Barry to work with in his family's construction company, first as a painter and then as a director, or, as the bank once corrected him, a painter and decorator. He was also office manager for ten years.

At the age of 50 Owen moved to Thailand to live with a Thai woman that he met while there on holiday. He married the woman and now lives in her village of birth in remote northern Thailand.

As Owen puts it: 'Born in the Land of Song, living in the Land of Smiles'.

Alien House

Michael has lived with his Thai wife in Thailand for 12 years and Spain for two, but failed to get her a residence permit for the UK. She was sent back to Thailand and he moved back to his home town of Barry in South Wales to try to "get her in" before Brexit. The chances are slim, and he sinks ever deeper into despair even sleeping on the beach to save money. In truth, he starts to lose his mind with worry and loneliness. He won't even go to his family for help, because he feels that they have shunned him, but is he right?

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