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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Rewind book: Hard Times, by Charles Dickens

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Hard Times   (1854) by Charles Dickens Bradbury & Evans How did factories affect the novel? Turn to chapter five of Charles Dickens' Hard Times to find out. Here is his ... Dickens' prose, echoing the ceaseless poundings of machines in its rhythms and sounds, is polluted by the new industrial world he surveys. His scathing critique of the Victorian era's brave ...

  2. History-markers Part 21: Charles Dickens

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... someone, big house, no limit Charles Dickens grew up in the countryside around London. He described his early years as idyllic. He spent a lot of time outdoors and reading books, and went ... If you can?t remember the details, read the piece 1 Charles Dickens was born in London. 2 When he was young, Dickens studied literature. 3 In its time, Oliver Twist was the most popular of many ...

  3. The Best of Times

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Best of Times by Penny Vincenzi Headline, HK$104 Readers familiar with their Charles Dickens will instantly recognise the title of Penny Vincenzi's latest book- 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' from A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens fans may also feel the master in the sheer heft of Vincenzi's 900-page homage. It is the best ...

  4. The Gift

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Gift by Cecelia Ahern HarperCollins HK$114 This novel is Cecelia Ahern's attempt to do to Christmas what she has done to romance with such slop-busters as PS I Love You, A Place Called Here and Thanks for the Memories. Whether The Gift will rival Dickens' A Christmas Carol seems unlikely- in part because not even Dickens can do that, but also because ...

  5. BOOK (1843)

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens (Puffin) A Christmas Carol is arguably the most adapted book in history. While Patrick Stewart beamed down from the Starship Enterprise ... Britain. The Muppets did it their way. With all this choice, it is easy to forget Dickens' original. First published in 1843 (between Martin Chuzzlewit and Dombey and Son), ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    What can UBS learn from Charles Dickens' ghosts

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Green advocacy can help banks shed the spectre of scandals Like the Ghost of Christmas Past from Charles Dickens' beloved tale, A Christmas Carol, another scandal has come to spook ... take heed from another ghost in Dickens' tale, who said, "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence were all my ...

  7. Going East

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... portrait of London's East End. He was inspired to write the book after moving to Bethnal Green, and has been compared to Dickens in more than one review. But he's also been panned ...

  8. Business - Money - PHILANTHROPY

    Facelift of writer's home a Dickens of a restoration

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Charles Dickens penned Oliver Twist and fathered two of his 10 children has just reopened after a £3.1 million (HK$39.06 million) facelift as the climax of the bicentenary of his birth. The Georgian edifice in Bloomsbury- now the Charles Dickens Museum- has been refurbished in time for Christmas, a tradition that the author helped develop with his 1843 novel A Christmas Carol. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing should consider redefining 'one China'

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHARLES CHEN

    ... Charles Chen says a redefinition could help launch cross-strait political negotiations Apart from his "Chinese Dream", President Xi Jinping would appear to have a "Taiwanese ... of "one China". He is right. Xi should give this idea some thought. Charles I-hsin Chen is a research associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies, London School of Oriental and African Studies, ...

  10. Happy birthday, Mr Dickens!

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charles Dickens. He was born on February 7, 1812 and died on June 8, 1870. His stories are famous all over the world, and his books have been translated into hundreds of languages and made ... Dickens is telling, and be anxious to find out what will happen to the characters that fill his books. And that is what good reading is all about. Unforgettable characters Charles Dickens created ...




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