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  1. Illustrated books a rare delight

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... By Victoria Burrows An exhibition of rare books at the University of Hong Kong will celebrate not only the antique printed variety, but also the library's one millionth e-book. Books and Their Stories: Gems from the University of Hong Kong Libraries Collection runs until July 30. It features valuable books from the rare collections of the university's libraries, many of which ...

  2. Pick Your Brains About... guidebooks

    Posted Mar 19th 2006, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... interested in learning a few light-hearted facts about the place they are visiting. Cadogan Guides' Pick Your Brains About... is a series of slim, small books light enough for a child to carry on his or her travels. Targeted at eight- to 12-year-olds, the books cover popular destinations such as England, Scotland, Spain, Ireland, Greece, Italy and the United States. The 128-page guide ...

  3. Travellers' checks

    Posted May 28th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... an iBook laptop, an iPod sound system, wireless internet access and a Jacuzzi, as well as 'unrestrained service by staff that only have one guest to attend to'. The One Hotel is offering ... in the prices, which are valid for travel until the end of June. Bookings must be made on or before Wednesday. Breakfast is included at all hotels except the Sofitel Plaza, but airport transfers are not. ...

  4. What's the big idea

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... to be impressed by Malcolm Gladwell. He worked for The Washington Post, works for The New Yorker and is, arguably, the most widely-read cultural commentator writing today. His two books, The Tipping Point ... that investigate what's being asked. Perhaps this is why his preferred job description is 'intellectual adventurer'. 'My books are excursions into the world of ideas to see what we can ...

  5. New York

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... collection of old and rare books. It features 100 examples of delicately hand-crafted bibles, religious histories, psalters, missals and prayerbooks. In the Middle Ages, when books were few, ... design were all subjects of much deliberation. Treatise on the Vices and Sins of the Tongue- a book that was apparently popular in the 13th century- is known for its masterful binding. The cover ...

  6. Free makeover

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Would you like to win a hair and beauty makeover by top professional consultants? Beauty has three sessions to give away. Simply e-mail suzanne.harrison@scmp.com ('makeover' in the subject field) by 5pm this Friday for a chance to be transformed ...

  7. An artist with stories to tell

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Medal at the New York Festival 2002 for his illustration for Kowloon Dairy Ovaltine Milk), independent animations (01 and 02), music videos (Eason Chan's 2001 Space Odyssey), book covers ... functions. For example, the Harbour Heroes series in Chang's book, which features landmark buildings such as the Central Library and Hopewell Centre as robots, is a social and political satire. ...

  8. The Moneypenny Diaries

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... (aka author Samantha Weinberg) receives three packages of books from her aunt, Miss Jane Vivien Moneypenny, 10 years after her death in 1990. Within is a letter explaining why she never married, what she was really doing while masquerading as a civil servant, and how it is that a character with her name came to be in a series of books about a secret agent called Bond. Then On Her ...

  9. Priceless collection

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Vicki Williams

    ... magazine will open its previously private research and fact-checking library to the public tomorrow. The Arts of Asia Study Centre and Library contains more than 4,500 Asian art and antique books ... mother, Tuyet Nguyet, who is editor and publisher of the magazine, has gathered many references over the past 40 years. The collection of books and catalogues has also accumulated as a result ...

  10. Best foot backward

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... and travelled throughout Europe and Asia before retuning home via the Trans-Siberian Express. His ensuing book, The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia, published in 1975, captured ... is retracing his footsteps. 'A few years ago there was a book written, In the Footsteps of Graham Greene [by Julia Llewellyn Smith], where the author went to places like Cuba, Sierra Leone, ...




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