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  1. Pure

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Pure by Andrew Miller Hodder (e-book) Andrew Miller has written five novels notable for vivid prose, ambitious narrative structures and odd subject matter. His sixth work, Pure, is set on the eve of the French revolution. It revolves around the destruction of a Parisian cemetery, Les Innocents. Having served the local community for more than half a millennium, Les ...

  2. Carte Blanche

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver (read by Toby Stephens) Hodder and Stoughton (audiobook) British actor Toby Stephens has a lot to live up to by playing James Bond, even on audiobook. He is not only competing with the ghosts of cinematic 007s but with Rufus Sewell, who read most of Ian Fleming's originals with impressive steeliness, and Jeremy Northam, who lent ...

  3. Property - International

    Chinese industrialist buys Bordeaux vineyard

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 11:22am by Richard Warren

    ... in Bordeaux include Australians and South Africans, says Matthew Hodder-Williams, a spokesman for global property consultancy Knight Frank, in south-west France. There are few signs of Chinese ...

  4. Water for Elephants

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Hodder and Stoughton, HK$104 Water for Elephants is the latest movie vehicle for Robert 'Could I be any more wooden if I was an armchair?' Pattinson. Originally it was a novel by Sara Gruen. She was inspired by National Novel Writing Month, which challenges you to produce 50,000 words in one month. Our hero is Jacob ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION JAMES KIDD

    E-books/audiobooks review: fiction

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... by John Grisham (read by Richard Thomas) Hodder and Stoughton (audiobook) I started and now I have to keep going to the finish. Having picked up Kid Lawyer, I have followed Theodore Boone's ...

  6. 13 Hours

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd 13 Hours by Deon Meyer Hodder and Stoughton, HK$91 We have had the golden age of British crime writing, America's hardboiled classics and, lately, Nordic noir. Now get ready for Springbok suspense. Deon Meyer is a South African crime writer who looks set to go global with this clever mystery. Our hero is somewhat familiar. Benny Griessel is a detective ...

  7. Geek Nation

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Geek Nation by Angela Saini Hodder & Stoughton, HK$182 Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent pledge to double the country's investment in scientific research and development to two per cent of the country's national income is a landmark move, says Angela Saini, because this level of commitment is 'what generally separates ...

  8. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell Hodder and Stoughton, HK$104 Genre-busting, narrative-splicing and time-travelling British author David Mitchell's fifth novel is arguably his most conventional and some might say his most mature work yet. Set in the Japanese port of Dejima as the 18th century pivots into the 19th, there are a million ...

  9. Bad Boy

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Bad Boy by Peter Robinson Hodder and Stoughton, HK$91 Peter Robinson is probably sick of being called Britain's most underrated crime writer, but if the cap fits. Despite selling strongly for most of the past two decades, his tautly plotted Alan Banks thrillers have not lodged in the public imagination like those by contemporaries Ian Rankin or even Mark ...

  10. 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. ...




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