Just as any country that experienced the devastating effects of war, Thailand, which was involved in both world wars, has its share of bestseller novels that are centered on wartime romances.

Possibly the most famous work among such tales is Wimol Siripaiboon's "Khu Kam," a love story between a Thai woman and an idealistic Japanese soldier during World War II after Japan invaded the countries of Southeast Asia, including Thailand.

An all-time favorite for many Thais, the romance novel that Wimol wrote under the pen name Thommayanti — and published as a complete work in 1969 — has been adapted into six TV soap operas, four movies and a musical, some of them with the title "Sunset at Chaophraya."