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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Hong Kong's literary festival offers a packed programme of foreign and local writers

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), the Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction in 2008. He's known for his sparse narrative style and the ease with which he merges Spanish into his English text. ... about both books at the festival. If you can make it to his events you'll be rewarded with rich and entertaining insights into life in China. Looking Back on the Fat Years with Chan ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    E-books/audiobooks: fiction

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by James Kidd

    ... Whereas Ames lives his entire life in one place, Lila travels restlessly, desperate to find whatever work she can. Where Ames engages with national and international events, Lila is surprised ... between sentimentality and whimsy, it followed an elderly man who walks the length of Britain in the belief that his "pilgrimage" will save the life of an old flame, Queenie Hennessy. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - TIBET

    Book review: My Tibetan Childhood, by Naktsang Nulo

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by David Wilson

    ... of Snows travel industry puff or "social harmony" propaganda. The true-life account's US publisher has given Nulo's memoir a new lease of life amid the distracting development ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    E-books/audiobooks: non-fiction

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... presenting herself as an aspirant at convents (four in Canada and Britain) is something she has been considering for most of her life. That despite having had two previous marriages, become a mother and worked as a journalist and author- in short having a normal life. Christmas discovers much during her quest to find out if she is "nun material"; she also finds a safe place to confront ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: Time Out of Mind, by Ian Bell

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by AP

    ... David McFadden Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan by Ian Bell Pegasus Books The second instalment of Ian Bell's two-part biography of Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind, is a compelling, focused examination of the latter half of the singer-songwriter's life and career, starting off with his acclaimed Blood on the Tracks album in 1975 and bringing readers close ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind album: Junkyard, by The Birthday Party (1982)

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Mark Mccord

    ... rockabilly romp than ghoulish growl. But it helped set a benchmark for a burgeoning scene that revelled in the darker side of life. The song is gloomy, brooding and menacing- everything we've ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Horror film genre's defining moment

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by STEPHEN APPLEBAUM

    ... Denmark-born Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive; Only God Forgives) said seeing The Texas Chain Saw Massacre at the age of 14 made him want to be a director. While not everyone's life is changed ... trash". They have a point, he says. "Here are the privileged few with no sense of what life's about. They have mummy and daddy's gas credit card, and they've never had ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    Gallery owner takes it personally in signing up artists

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... has shaped their life and work. "Art reflects a person's inner character, feelings and philosophy. When I talk to an artist, I want to see a connection between their life experience ... invited her to join him on a trip to Nanjing. The trip would shape the life of the then young banker. Although art collecting was new, painting was something she'd enjoyed since childhood. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Ageing actors give a stage to Japan’s seniors

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by David McNeill

    ... and left-wing British director Ken Loach, he believes dismissing the old, whether politically or artistically, is a mistake. "Age is proof that you have lived a long, rich life. I try to find a way ... the impact on their lives. "They come back to life," he says. "Their memory revives; they get physically stronger. And their faces lighten. Old people's expressions become stiff ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - SPORTS

    Book review: Haircuts & League Cups, by Daniel Ivery and Will Giles

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Mathew Scott

    ... Money laundering was what triggered Yeung's collapse, but life-long Birmingham City fan Daniel Ivery and local solicitor Will Giles (with help of illustrations from the Post 's Harry ...




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