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  1. The lion of duty

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the mother-and-daughter team behind the Lionboy children's book, is putting the record straight: She did not receive a GBP1 million (HK$13.1 million) advance. 'It was nowhere near that,' she says ... and domestic tongues- because he was scratched by a leopard as a boy. Charlie sets off to rescue his kidnapped scientist parents aided by a network of moggies and circus lions. The book is out under ...


    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... neuroses, someone creates a fuss about him being a young Terry Pratchett or the best fantasy writer since Douglas Adams. Disney filmmakers chase his books and his characters are sought by Sony game ... to a GBP500,000 (HK$6.34 million) advance for his newly released first book, The Ratastrophe Catastrophe. Every mum would do the same, wouldn't they? 'I don't think it's really sunk ...

  3. What Not To Wear

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What Not To Wear by Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine Weidenfeld Nicolson $112 Based on the BBC series of the same name, Trinny (tall, thin) and Susannah (short, fat) give advice to fashion victims. Tips include: No woman over the age of 35 should w ...

  4. The magic in books

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Julian Gearing

    ... It will take more than wizardry to get Thai kids to read books. But the worldwide release of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix cast a spell over Bangkok on June 21, and book stores sold tens of thousands of copies in the first week. The real rush, though, will come later. Harry Potter enthusiasts are waiting for the Thai version of Phoenix, due out ...

  5. Practical concepts

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Lee Wing-sze Translating prepares you for the education, publishing and business worlds Young Post: What kind of translation job you are doing, and what have you done? Leung: I'm now working for an American-based bank, translating text related to the ...

  6. Foreign first in China books sector

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing German media giant takes 40pc of national retail distributor German media giant Bertelsmann has bought 40 per cent of one of China's three national book retailers, marking the first time a foreigner has ventured into the mainland's book distribution business. The stake in Beijing 21st Century Book Chain, acquired by the firm's book ...

  7. Beckham's book is a hit on the mainland

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the nation's best-selling non-fiction book. The Chinese-language version of David Beckham: My Side, written by the football star with the help of British sports commentator Tom Watt, has soared ... weekly best-seller notices in their own outlets. My Side was yesterday listed as the most popular non-fiction book at Wangfujing bookstore in Beijing, one of the largest in the capital, while ...

  8. French book dealer revels in rare passion

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Yves Azemar is a passionate collector of rare books who likes to share his treasures with others. But his love affair with the printed word comes at a price. Mr Azemar is not married. His most meaningful relationships are with books and the French language. 'No one would put up with me spending so much time and money on books,' says the French teacher ...

  9. Dark HK chapter shapes book fair

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The success stories at this year's Hong Kong Book Fair reflected recent events, with books on health and escaping to the countryside doing well in the wake of the Sars outbreak, and a comic satirising Tung Chee-hwa's administration among the bestsellers. More than 400,000 book lovers were attracted to the six-day fair, which closed yesterday. The number of participants ...

  10. Sars stories a highlight of this year's book fair

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... annual book fair. The book, You Light Up My Life, consists of hundreds of Sars-related articles written by former patients, their family members, students and the general public, describing their feelings and personal experiences of the outbreak. The book, which is only available in Chinese, is produced jointly by the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education and the Education ...




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