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  1. Lifestyle - Books - NON-FICTION

    E-books/audiobooks review: non-fiction

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Fu*k Jobs! by Zachariah Rigby; Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun Fu*k Jobs! by Zachariah Rigby Amazon Digital Services (e-book) This is the book to read when you ... money from doing something on his own: write an e-book, a format set to overtake even paperbacks, especially in young adult and children's genres. Besides, Rigby writes, "it's ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - GENDER

    Book review: Queer Singapore, by Audrey Yue, Jun Zubillago-Pow

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... in Singapore- officially illiberal and yet, paradoxically, socially more tolerant than is generally understood- is the overarching subject of this (for the most part) worthwhile book. Basic realities ... ensures that those who would benefit most from reading this book- that section of the population for whom their LGBT fellow citizens remain a separate and, frequently, lower sub-set of humanity- ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Lius of Shanghai, by Sherman Cochran and Andrew Hsieh

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... history. They come from an excellent book, The Lius of Shanghai, written by two American professors of Chinese history: it is based on 2,000 letters between members of a rich and powerful Shanghai ... them and the lives of those who studied and lived abroad. It is this wealth of detail that gives the book its richness and authenticity. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: Wave, a Memoir of Life After the Tsunami

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Guardian News&Media

    ... if I was dreaming, but fearing, almost knowing, I was not." The most moving passages in this extraordinarily moving book are in the section that follows: Deraniyagala is rescued and it becomes clearer ... what is this, some kind of myth?" This is possibly the most moving book I have ever read about grief, but it is also a very, very fine book about love. For grief is the black hole ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    E-books/audiobooks: Fiction

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness; Hothouse by Brian Aldiss; Long Live the King by Fay Weldon The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness Canongate (e-book) Before Patrick Ness conquered the world as a "young adult" author with his game-changing Chaos Walking trilogy and beautiful A Monster Calls, he wrote strange, scurrilous fiction for adults. The Crane Wife, then, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: The Bankers' New Clothes, by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Bankers' New Clothes by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig Princeton University Rewind to the global financial crisis of 2008. Then, it seemed clear that dramatic reform was needed to clear up the mess triggered by the collapse of global ...

  7. Business - Money - COLLECTING

    Old and rare children's books

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Lost inthe mistsof tome Lorence Johnston wants me to smell an old book. He tilts a hefty brown tome at least 30cm long with the binding facing away and gently flips the pages towards me. I expect a mustiness but I get a warm cigar-like smell with faint vanilla. "That's a 300-year-old book smell," he says. Johnston is the owner ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Book: The Book of Schmaltz- Love Song to a Forgotten Fat

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 10:43pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung The Book of Schmaltz- Love Song to a Forgotten Fat By Michael Ruhlman   This isn't a book for the type of person who orders chicken breast with the skin removed, ... to modern dietary concerns, including the belief that fat is always fattening and high in cholesterol. The book's author, Michael Ruhlman, and his teacher in all things schmaltz, Lois Baron- ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - BOOK FAIR

    Record crowds as e-books create a buzz at annual fair

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, NATALIE WAI

    ... Johnny Tam and Natalie Wai Visitor numbers were up, and so was spending on electronic titles- but print still in demand Record crowds as e-books create a buzz at annual fair The ever-popular Hong Kong Book Fair saw a record number of visitors this year, and its organiser says e-books were in hot demand, with growth in spending on electronic titles surpassing that on print ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - BOOK FAIR

    Brother Cream's 'Cream Chicken Soup' a bestseller at Book Fair

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Puss in books steals the show Hundreds of readers lined up at the Hong Kong Book Fair yesterday to grab a "paw-tograph" from the most famous cat in town. Brother Cream attended a book-signing event for his second photo book Cream Chicken Soup, which has become one of the fair's bestsellers, with more than 5,000 copies walking out ...




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