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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 ...

  2. News - World - BOOKS

    Game of Thrones author George Martin hits back at fans impatient for new instalments

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:06pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Game of Thrones author shows he's in rude health Obsessive fans of the Game of Thrones books are worried about their author. To them, George R.R. Martin doesn't look so great. He's overweight. He's 65. They want to know whether he will still be around to finish the series, and when the sixth book, The Winds of Winter, is going to appear. Martin ...

  3. News - China - BOOKS

    People's Daily review of Li Peng memoir hails his 'Yanan spirit'

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Li Jing

    ... grid operators and the Three Gorges Corporation after irregularities were uncovered. Representatives from most major state-owned power companies attended a promotional event for the book ... of political science at Renmin University, said the review did not necessarily mean Li's book had received support from the entire party leadership. "With only people from the power sector ...

  4. News - World - BOOKS

    Amazon removes pre-order buttons in battle with publisher Hachette

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:26am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Online retailer removes pre-order buttons for works by JK Rowling and Michael Connelly in feud with Hachette, reportedly over e-books Amazon's battle with publisher hits readers If you're hoping to pre-order books by JK Rowling, Michael Connelly and other Hachette Book Group authors, you'll have to go somewhere besides Amazon.com. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BOOKS

    Books that help kids retain knowledge on summer breaks

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... Fortunately, there are ways to keep what they learned firmly inside their head. These two books not only offer ways stay to connected to your kids but they also help you brush up on subjects you ... to learn to love books. The goal of Bedtime Math is to make math a fun, engaging part of children's lives and to make it as beloved as the bedtime story. Each section starts with fun trivia ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Books: Q&A with Shatrujeet Nath

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Charukesi Ramadurai

    ... nations' intelligence agencies. Nath, a former editor at The Economic Times, grew up nursing ambitions of becoming an Indian army commando. He has lived that dream through his debut book sprinkled ... I was four years ago, with one book in bookstores and a second in my hard disk. There's another change at a very different level, of course. Now when I write, I don't have to keep checking ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Book Lead: The Dark Road

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Ma Jian offers a bleak tale about freedoms and state control on the mainland, writes James Kidd Death sentences Ma Jian's sixth novel is not for the faint- or lighthearted. Its subject- as much as any novel has a subject- is China's o ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Hong Kong, by the books

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Hong Kong) into a judge's poignantly comic account of a life lived and a life wasted. While the city has yet to produce- or inspire- a book widely regarded as a truly great novel, ... a book widely regarded as a truly great novel, there are still some rollicking good reads involving the barren rock. Here's a selection of the best.   The Painted Veil (1925) by W. Somerset ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    E-books/audiobooks review: fiction

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd A Treacherous Likeness by Lynn Shepherd Constable and Robinson (e-book) The extraordinary lives of poets Percy Shelley and Lord Byron have been told many times. Most ... Finty Williams reads with the cool, intelligent tones of an academic whose passions rage beneath the surface. Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser Allen and Unwin (e-book) Questions ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Book piracy? He'll get these readers one day, says Archer

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Book piracy? He'll 'get' these readers one day, says Archer Jeffrey Archer's Clifton Chronicles continue in Best Kept Secret. The book is full of the twists ... career since his release in 2003, selling at least 270 million books worldwide. He talks to James Kidd.   Best Kept Secret  is the third of your five-book Clifton Chronicles, which begins early ...




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