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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Novel explores lives of Beijing's unnoticed street hawkers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18pm by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore In Xu Zechen's vibrant novel, the weather is yet another powerful obstacle in the lives of the capital's overlooked and embattled underclass, writes ... is as bleak and inhospitable as life inside. Storms, and the suffocating Beijing dust, appear time and again in Running Through Beijing, Xu Zechen's frenetic and beguiling novel about life ...

  2. Business - Money - THE INTERVIEW

    Interview: Allianz boss Elizabeth Corley who also pens crime novels

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... pens crime novels Elizabeth Corley is not your typical chief executive, at least in her choice of hobby. Forget golf, the global chief executive of German fund house Allianz Global Investors has a passion for crime novels- she's written four of them. The 56-year-old has managed to cram in time to pen the thrillers amid the constant international travel and demands of running ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    JK Rowling's secret is out: Harry Potter author writes crime novel under pseudonym

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 07:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London JK Rowling, the British author of the best-selling Harry Potter books, was forced to reveal on Sunday that she had published a critically acclaimed crime novel under a pseudonym. The mother of three was unveiled by the Sunday Times newspaper as the writer of The Cuckoo’s Calling, a debut novel about a private detective who investigates a model’s ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Crime novel turns bestseller after JK Rowling revealed as author

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 08:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London A detective novel secretly written by JK Rowling surged to the top of bestseller lists on Monday after the true identity of the author was revealed, embarrassing some ... The Cuckoo’s Calling, only to see her cover blown at the weekend by a Sunday newspaper. The novel had only sold 1,500 hardback copies since being published in April. But by Monday it had raced ...

  5. An Evil Eye

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is the protagonist of his novels with Venice getting a supporting role in The Bellini Card. His Constantinople is the capital of an Ottoman empire struggling to reform itself to meet the threat of Russia ... And the use of black magic does not move events convincingly. Goodwin seems to have attempted to cash in too quickly on his deserved success. He promises a fifth series novel but should take his time ...

  6. Revelation

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Revelation by C.J. Sansom Macmillan HK$114 C.J. Sansom is the new big name in the surprisingly overcrowded world of historical thrillers. Doors were opened by his stand-alone best-seller, Winter in Madrid, but it is his mysteries set during the ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    Thrills and a history lesson in Hong Kong-based novel

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:11pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... There's glitz and glamour, but also windy streets, dark corners and a history of organised crime. Whether Jepson's 2017 vision of Hong Kong- where a brutal murder never seems far away- ... the characters with sensitivity, ensuring that the lines between good and evil are suitably blurred. Emperors Once More is a dramatic change of pace from Jepson's debut novel, All the Flowers ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Novel retrieves forgotten memory of massacre in Pakistan

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13pm by Bron Sibree

    ... Bron Sibree Search for artefact amid end of empire in Pakistan Kamila Shamsie has been garnering accolades ever since her debut novel, In the City by the Sea, in 1998, aged 25. Since then the Pakistani-born Britain-based novelist and columnist has written four more acclaimed novels, including her Orange Prize-shortlisted 2009 novel Burnt Shadows. In 2013, Shamsie was named one of Granta ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Past lives haunt Beijinger in intriguing novel

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:11pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead Gripping novel spans centuries in China as modern Beijinger is stalked by sinister mystery soul mate, writes Kate Whitehead Knocked for six by past lives The Incarnations by Susan Barker 5 stars Doubleday British writer Susan Barker's remarkable new novel is ambitious in scope, scholarly in depth and absolutely riveting. The Incarnations works on a number ...

  10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (read by Simon Vance) Random House (audiobook) Has there ever been a literary phenomenon quite like Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy? This epic story of an investigative journalist and dam ...




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