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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:42pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... of bookworms queued up in Wan Chai on Wednesday morning for Hong Kong’s biggest annual book fair, with some having camped out overnight to be among the first to hit the booths. The Hong Kong Book Fair, ... exhibition focuses on Hong Kong's publishing history. Visitors can see examples of old printing and historical books or take a closer look at more recent publications from the past two decades. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    No more queues! Ocean Park develops smartphone app to book rides in advance

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Amy Nip

    ... visitors to book rides in advance. The app, which the park aims to launch next summer, will allow people to book ahead for some rides and restaurants and check current waiting times for others. ... be fed information on visitor numbers in various areas of the park and then recommend people head to less crowded places. A pre-booking app was set up for last year's Halloween Fest, which ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Singapore's censorship of children's book defies reality of alternative lifestyles

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:11pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says to teach acceptance, we should celebrate books about non-traditional families, not censor them as Singapore did Pages of life Sexuality is not a choice; science ... This is why Singapore's recent attempt to destroy a children's book about penguins is like something out of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, in which all books are outlawed. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FLIGHT MH17

    Book of condolence for victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 opens in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:14pm by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... consulate in HK opens condolence book Hongkongers, including the city's 90,000 Australian passport holders, have been invited to pay their respects to the victims of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, after the Australian consulate in Wan Chai opened a public condolence book. Thirty-seven Australian citizens and permanent residents died in the tragedy. Only the Netherlands ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs

    Book Now

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by Barry Chung

    ... The Passage Beyond in Concert This collaboration between lyricist Chris Shum and music director Leon Ko has been hailed as one of the most touching dramas of the year. Under the baton of director Yip Wing-sie, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta retells the heartbr ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    One million people visit Hong Kong book fair in record turnout

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Record turnout for festival of literature as readers snap up bargains Visitor numbers hit 1m as book closes on fair Helped by improved weather, this year's week-long Book Fair saw a record high turnout of more than a million people, up from 980,000 last year. An hour before the doors closed on the annual fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: Duncan Hines- how a Travelling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food, by Louis Hatchett

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... from restaurant critic to cake-mix spokesman, is in fact a repackaging of Louis Hatchett's out-of-print 2001 book. The timing of the new edition's appearance is apt: the prospective book purchasers of 2014 include a fresh batch of millennials who are both intensely interested in food and ignorant of the fact that Hines was a real person, renowned in his heyday ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - TECHNOLOGY

    Book: Virtual Unreality: Just because the internet told you so, how do you know it's true? By Charles Seife

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard James Havis

    ... such technology can be used, and misused, to the detriment of the unwary web surfer. In an age when it's often necessary to part with personal details with a click of the mouse, the book ... the book is that although the internet has enabled access to much more information than we could ever access in the pre-digital age, we may not actually be better informed. ...




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