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  1. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Hard to put down- a hectic but rewarding year in books

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Rushdie, Rushdie everywhere. Random Penguin." Paper books are dead? Long live Amazon. You see the problem. Far too many characters, in all senses of the word. The year started- and to some ... provides "a convincing and scathing revision of 50 years of propaganda … instead of communism's poster-happy history". The big non-fiction book to emerge from China provided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1114424/hard-put-down-hectic-rewarding-year-books
  2. Lifestyle - Books - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the Lines: Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy Town

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... Scarry character. Grandpa loved to flip through this action-packed book with his granddaughter on his lap. There was always something new to discover at each sitting. Many months later, my ... Book Ever. This was revealed when, this summer in Canada, my parents finally succeeded in getting me to sort through the boxes of personal belongings that I had left with them, after moving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1059589/between-lines-richard-scarrys-busy-busy-town
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Row erupts in Singapore over pulling of children’s books with gay themes

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:08pm by Satish Cheney

    ... Satish Cheney in Singapore Authorities in Singapore are facing an online backlash after public libraries withdrew and decided to pulp three children's book titles because they were ... [of children’s books] and exercise our best judgment SINGAPORE LIBRARIES STATEMENT It is believed that a conservative parent had written a complaint to authorities and wanted the book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552084/backlash-after-singapore-libraries-see-red-over-gay-penguin-books
  4. Magazines - 48hrs

    Book Now

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Barry Chung

    ... Ultimate Fighting Championship Hard-hitting middleweight Michael "The Count" Bisping will trade leather with Cung Le, fresh from knocking out UFC veteran Rich Franklin. The card also includes fighters from South Korea, the US, Britain and feathe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1549614/book-now
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Children’s literature expert discusses how to instil passion for books in young readers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:14pm by Cici George

    ... books American historian and writer Leonard Marcus is widely considered an authority on children's literature yet he struggled to learn to read as a child. "I was very verbal, ... on to write several books on children's literature, including Show Me a Story!, Minders of Make-Believe; Storied City; and The Wand in the Word. He began delving into children's literature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1548805/childrens-literature-expert-discusses-how-instil-passion
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - LITERATURE

    Hong Kong Book Fair pulls in crowds but needs to attract bigger-name authors

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:07pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead Hong Kong's own book fair celebrates 25 years with rising attendances, but the line-up of visiting authors leaves room for improvement, writes Kate Whitehead Writers' block The Hong Kong Book Fair looks set to hit the one million-visitors mark as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Without doubt it's the biggest event on the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546524/hong-kong-book-fair-pulls-crowds-needs-attract-bigger-name-authors
  7. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: History and Popular Memory, by Paul A. Cohen

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:14pm by Amy Russell

    ... and propaganda, and therefore how historical events are constructed and construed is often mired in the two. Wellesley College professor Paul Cohen's new book provides a fascinating cultural ... artworks, comic books- the historian shows the importance and universality of stories in how we understand and experience the world and its history. He finalises each section by rooting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546504/book-review-history-and-popular-memory-paul-cohen
  8. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: What Do You Pack? If You Are Never Coming Back, by Roberto Di Marco

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:16pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... psychiatrist and author Dr Roberto di Marco, who specialises in relationships, helps us to understand the lives and motivations of the protagonists. The book was first published in Italian in 2007. ... and moves into the house Vincent bought. But he begins to suspect her of ordering the killing of his friend and moves out. What is best about this book is the wealth of detail. Each chapter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546501/book-review-what-do-you-pack-if-you-are-never-coming-back-roberto-di
  9. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... authoritarian states are well-set: during crises, they can commandeer resources. A minor beef with the book branded "hard science fiction" is that the narrator is so obviously a thinly masked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546503/book-review-collapse-civilisation-naomi-oreskes-and-erik-conway
  10. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: Enduring Courage, by John F. Ross

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:17pm by MCT

    ... the second world war- into a few short chapters. But he reacquaints the public with the war hero, faults and all. And the book is a riveting account of the dawn of the age of speed. McClatchy-Tribune ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546505/book-review-enduring-courage-john-f-ross

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