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    Due West, online novel about sex tourism in Dongguan, now a movie

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Journey , a screen adaptation of an online erotic novel about a young Hong Kong man's adventures in seeking sex services, and more, in Dongguan, Guangdong. While many know about ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. New device helps disabled teen with novel ambitions

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Billy Au Ho-kwan cannot speak, walk or even control his limbs properly. Yet the 17-year-old, who was born with cerebral palsy, is working hard on his first science-fiction novel and hopes it will be published one day. Billy got the idea of writing a book while participating in a computer training scheme offered by the Rehabaid Society. The scheme, sponsored by Operation ...

  4. A novel exposure of penned-up racism

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Ben Naparstek

    ... of an adolescent's rites of passage in 20s New York, after falling in with celebrity gangster Dutch Schultz. For his latest novel, The March, Doctorow reaches deeper into history. He imagines the so-called ... is no breast-beating liberation saga. Doctorow weights the novel with portents of the coming centuries of dismal race relations. Most ominous is Sherman's rancour at being cast as the emancipator ...

  5. Study backs protection from Aids drugs

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the report said. Researchers hypothesised that having Aids may interfere with the replication of the Sars coronavirus. They also suggest that the 'cocktail' of drugs used on HIV/Aids ...

  6. Book Wrap

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... JOHN MILLEN It is not often that three outstanding books all dealing with the same subject arrive in bookshops at the same time. The three novels in this month's Book Wrap deal with the risky subject of a youngster with mental and social problems, and the remarkable thing is that all three are excellent reads that leave the reader smiling with pleasure. Novels written about ...

  7. Accident prompts checks at HK lab

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... when handling test samples, and must discard or disinfect materials used in the lab. The part of the laboratory which cultures Sars coronavirus for research has its own ventilation system so ...

  8. Review of plumbing regulations urged to halt spread of disease

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... would be used in combination with other drugs, but said it would not be used alone. 'None of the drugs at the moment are designed specifically to treat the Sars coronavirus. Some things may ...

  9. BOOK (1955)

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Russell Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Olympia Press Perhaps in no other novel has the concept of a caress been so toyed with and distorted, making readers question the boundaries ... So why were they so uncomfortable with the novel? It's only fiction, after all. Enter the eponymous Lolita. An amalgam of bubblegum and soda pop imagery and the newly sexualised teen, ...

  10. What lies beneath

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... this recollection of Picoult writing on a laptop in her car while waiting for her children to get out of school. 'I was thinking, gee, if this novel doesn't sell I'm only one book away from ... is Picoult's 14th novel. Her early books sold poorly and publishers habitually lost faith in her. Yet Picoult refused to compromise her rather old-fashioned, even Victorian literary approach ...




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