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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 - Hong Kong - PUBLISHING

    Hong Kong authors seek public lending right so libraries pay royalties on book loans

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Elaine Yau

    ... libraries for book lending fees When well-known comic artist Ma Sing-yuen received thanks from a grateful mother who told him that his books had taken her son deep into the world of reading, he had mixed emotions. He was excited that his books could have had such a positive impact on a child, yet saddened that the family had not bought any of them- the boy had encountered his books ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492341/hong-kong-authors-seek-public-lending-right-so-libraries-pay
  4. Lifestyle - Books

    The Book of Miracles, a 16th-century volume of weird illustrations is now available in facsimile editions

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by Adam Wright

    ... and dreams The Book of Miracles Taschen 4 stars  In 2007, a mysterious book was put on auction in Munich that depicted a range of wondrous and at times unsettling phenomena, catastrophes and other strange occurrences in a series of about 170 watercolour and gouache paintings. The volume, known as The Book of Miracles, turned out to be one of the most important recent discoveries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1486848/book-miracles-16th-century-volume-weird-illustrations-now-available
  5. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: The Broken Road, by Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... Jenny Hendrix The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor New York Review Books Classics 4 stars  Jenny Hendrix Patrick Leigh Fermor, one of travel ... and The Oxford Book of English Verse, he hopped on a boat to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, pointing his hobnailed boots in the direction of what he'd always call Constantinople, where he'd arrive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1486840/book-review-broken-road-patrick-leigh-fermor
  6. Lifestyle - Books - PSYCHOLOGY

    Book review: Mirror, Mirror, by Simon Blackburn

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by Louis Lee

    ... slogan. Hence this book. Blackburn first argues for the social (we need to distinguish among others), and hence moral (we gauge our behaviour in relation to that of others), nature of the self. ... of the subject, there is a moral stance here. While Blackburn's writing is more often than not cheery, the subject matter hardly makes for light reading. Nonetheless the book is rather worth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1486836/book-review-mirror-mirror-simon-blackburn
  7. Lifestyle - Books - ART

    Book review: The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums, by Sophie Richard

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to noodles, handbags, Santa Claus, manga and even "sewage science"- one-fifth focuses on art and Richard has selected 50 of her favourites. While the over-arching theme of the book is art, ... designated as important cultural properties. Cleverly designed and laid out, the book- which is divided into five geographical regions- has a section that explains the basics of getting the most out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1486833/book-review-art-lovers-guide-japanese-museums-sophie-richard
  8. Lifestyle - Books - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Book review: The Ark Before Noah, by Irving Finkel

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by GDN

    ... transported to Babylon could possibly fail to feel provincial. This, surely, is the context that best explains the biblical appropriation of the Mesopotamian flood myth. Finkel, following the Book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1486838/book-review-ark-noah-irving-finkel
  9. Lifestyle - Books - STRATEGY

    Book review: A Sense of the Enemy, by Zachary Shore

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson A Sense of the Enemy: The High Stakes History of Reading Your Rival's Mind by Zachary Shore Oxford University Press 3.5 stars David Wilson More than 2,000 years ago, Chinese martial philosopher Sun Tzu- generally recognised as author of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1486834/book-review-sense-enemy-zachary-shore
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Book: My Favourite Recipes by Ellice Handy

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:37am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung My Favourite Recipes By Ellice Handy   I was at the Kinokuniya bookshop in Singapore when this book's retro cover caught my eye. I'd never heard of Ellice Handy, but in Malaysia and Singapore she's a big name. Her book, which was published in 1952, has taught many a housewife how to cook. It's gone through a number of editions, but only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1483760/book-my-favourite-recipes-ellice-handy

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