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  1. Hot to Trot

    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Hot to Trot by Lou Wakefield Hodder, HK$112 In 1856, George Eliot described the chick lit of her day as 'silly novels by lady novelists'. The put-down is apt ... as Andy the Cowboy. Wakefield, a writer, director and actor, has produced a novel so flimsy readers will tire of it long before the end. Indeed, her editors at Hodder seem to have given up early ...

  2. Mile 81

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Mile 81 by Stephen King (read by Thomas Sadoski) Hodder & Stoughton (audiobook) Released last year as an e-book, Stephen King's short story, Mile 81, is now on audio, alongside a somewhat obsolete excerpt from his excellent novel, 11.22.63, and The Dune, first published in Granta magazine. In recent years, King has shuttled between old-school shockers (the zombie ...

  3. The Man Who Fell in Love With His Wife

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin The Man Who Fell in Love With His Wife by Paul Burke Hodder $101 Former Catholic priest Frank Dempsey has given up his vocation for the joys of marriage to the beautiful Sarah. Because he's now out of a job, he plans to write an autobiography, To Be Frank. But Dempsey quickly realises he lacks writing skills. Despite his intelligence and charisma, he ...

  4. The Couple's Book

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin The Couple's Book by Benrik Hodder & Stoughton $195 This ironic, interactive book for lovers to record and monitor the ups and downs of their relationship is structured along chronological lines: Love Is In The Air; Happy Together; Pillow Talk; Things I Know About You; Commitment; Trouble in Paradise; and Ever After. Couples can record who ...

  5. Life is Huge!

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin Life is Huge! by Susan Jeffers Hodder Mobius $165 More personal prescriptions for living life to its fullest from the author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. Life is huge because it's filled with an infinite variety of emotions and experiences. Susan Jeffers mixes anecdotes with how-to articles, advice on dating and parenting, tips on coping ...

  6. The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avey, Rob Broomby Hodder & Stoughton (audiobook) Readers who avoid books about Nazi concentration camps because they are distressing should invest in this audio rendition of The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz, narrated by Sean Barrett, whose robust, theatrical voice perfectly suits the material. By Denis Avey and former ...

  7. Oink!

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Oink! by Matt Whyman Hodder & Stoughton HK$182 You'll wonder 'why' when you read Oink! Why anyone would write a whole book on a couple of minipigs and why anyone would publish something like that, even if the cute little porkers have become must-have accessories of some celebrities. Everything you imagine would go into a book like this is there. ...

  8. Wild Life

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Wild Life by Simon King Hodder, HK$117 Australians all have an opinion about the Lindy Chamberlain case and whether her nine-week-old daughter, Azaria, could have been taken by a dingo. All wildlife photographer and writer Simon King will say, having had a dingo playfully try to pull him out of his sleeping bag, is that they are 'physically capable of carrying ...

  9. Where Does It Hurt?

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Where Does It Hurt? by Max Pemberton Hodder & Stoughton, HK$185 If Dr Max Pemberton ever gave up medicine he could probably earn a living writing full-time. Already a medical columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph, he has also written two books about his first years on the job: Where Does It Hurt? follows his debut Trust Me, I'm a Junior Doctor. ...

  10. A Member of the Family

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan A Member of the Family by Cesar Millan Hodder, HK$94 Every dog needs exercise, discipline and affection, in that order. So says Los Angeles-based Cesar Millan, whose television series, The Dog Whisperer, has turned the once illegal Mexican immigrant into a star, thanks to high-profile clients such as Oprah Winfrey, for his no-nonsense approach to training ...




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