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  1. Agency still seeking link in five cases of pneumonia

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... usually raises an alert as it might be caused by a new organism, as happened with the emergence of Sars in 2003. Sars was caused by a novel coronavirus which until then only caused the common ...

  2. Blockbuster man

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... fan even convinced him to abandon a novel after a year's hard work. Called Country Risk, this cold-war story featured a KGB plot to cause a global economic collapse. 'My publishers ... it was the sort of overnight sensation that took years to accomplish. After a number of undistinguished novels written during his days as a journalist, this slick second world war thriller sold ...

  3. The Fourth Bear

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde Penguin, HK$112 Ever wondered why, in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the porridge in the kitchen was too hot, too cold and just right when the gruel was poured into the bowls at the same time? This is just ...

  4. Red Mandarin Dress- An Inspector Chen Novel

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Red Mandarin Dress- An Inspector Chen Novel by Qiu Xiaolong St Martin's Minotaur, HK$200 Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is on the verge of a nervous ... Chen's experiences have a contemporary edge that effectively captures the problems of Chinese society today. Red Mandarin Dress is his fifth Inspector Chen novel and follows his best-selling ...

  5. Beijing writer wins first Man Asian award for 'panoramic novel'

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Beijing author Jiang Rong won the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize last night for his novel Wolf Totem- but he was unable to claim the award in person because of ill health. The novel- about a Beijing intellectual who goes to live in a nomadic settlement in Inner Mongolia during the Cultural Revolution- was chosen from a shortlist of five. The chairwoman of the judges, ...

  6. More novel fund-raising ideas for Operation Santa Claus

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Schools around Hong Kong are thinking up new ways to help the charity, writes Kelly Chan This year, seven more schools are organising activities to raise funds for Operation Santa Claus (OSC). They are: City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Diocesan Boys& ...

  7. Ritz-Carlton takes novel approach to recruitment

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Angela Lewis The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street is one of the international hotel brands that has moved into the city as part of its expansion. 'We are going to double the number of our hotels [in China] by 2010,' explained general manag ...

  8. First novels just don't come any better than this

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Let's not beat around the bush: The Black Book of Secrets is a terrific novel. If you are looking for a read to shout about, F.E. Higgins' debut novel is remarkable, with an original story, wonderful atmosphere and superbly realised characters that jump off the page. First novels don't come any better than this. This could be, and should be, the start of something ...

  9. Novel approach to elderly care attracts hard-to-win funding

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... In the second of a three-part series on a government fund to promote a more caring community, Anita Lam looks at non-governmental organisations The few community groups that succeeded in obtaining grants from a hard-to-get government fund say they have de ...

  10. Hotel de Dream- A New York Novel

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Hotel de Dream- A New York Novel by Edmund White Ecco, HK$192 Stephen Crane, author of the acclaimed civil war novel The Red Badge of Courage, is dying. It is 1900. He is just ... the milieu of the 'invert' in New York was certainly not beyond his powers as a writer. White does a fine job imitating his signature style. Hotel de Dream, White's eighth novel, opens ...




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