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Robin Saikia is a British writer.
Robin Saikia wrote The Venice Lido, the first historical and cultural guide to Venice's beach resort. Other works include Blue Guide Literary Companion London, an anthology of poetry and prose written in and about Britain's capital. Saikia's Blue Guide Hay-on-Wye is a historical and cultural exploration of the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. He also wrote, for Blue Guides, Blue Guide Italy Food Companion. Other works include The Horn Book: A Victorian Sex Manual (Saucy Book Company, 2008), Munich: A Third Reich Tourist Guide (Foxley Books, 2008) and A Commentary on Ten Ancient Arabic Poems (Bayswater Press, 2008). In The Red Book: The Membership List of The Right Club, Saikia analyses the activities of Captain Archibald Maule Ramsay's 'Right Club', a right wing group operating in London shortly before the Second World War (Foxley Books, July 2010).
Roles include Dove in the Nick Warburton play, Fridays When It Rains. Saikia has also appeared as Roger de Brito in T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral and Decius in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, both with the Hampstead Players.
Recent journalism and travel writing includes Venice for Families in The Guardian and feature articles on music, art dealing and espionage in Time Out 1000 Things To Do In London For Under £10