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  1. Christine Loh turns editor for Sars critique

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... is a 'calendar of events', detailing the 104-day battle to control the pneumonia-like infection caused by a coronavirus never before seen in humans. Coronaviruses usually cause mild colds, ... correspondent for the now-defunct Asiaweek magazine. The tome will be released more than a year ahead of another account on Sars, styled as a non-fiction novel, by Time Asia editor Karl Taro Greenfeld, ...

  2. Novel about friendship with a twist

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and Philippa Fisher books. With A Year Without Autumn, she has made a brave move by adding a science-fiction twist to her latest youth novel which deals with women's isues. But Kessler is a clever ... is a delightful, exciting novel that young teenage girls will enjoy. ...

  3. hot picks

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Favourite tunes, films, books and gadgets Marisa Cheung, 15, Sacred Heart Canossian College cd Sa Ding Ding's Alive. An album with an exotic mix of Chinese cultural and electronic music. dvd High School Musical: The Concert. The live performance of l ...

  4. Pig Island

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... a section where Oakes and his close-to-the-edge girlfriend, Lex, are given chapters in alternating first-person voices tends to drag. Here, the novel threatens to go cross genre as we learn about ...

  5. Everything Beautiful Began After

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the prestigious Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award for Love Begins in Winter. Now Van Booy has published his debut novel- and, as a haunting meditation on desire, death and renewal, ... by tourists' feet, the author unashamedly harks back to the seduction of an ancient city. With its emphasis on the role of fate and crushing disaster the novel at times verges on Greek tragedy. ...

  6. Taking an axe to history

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to new frontiers. But did you know he was a vampire hunter? According to Seth Grahame-Smith's novel of alternative fiction, Lincoln was one of the world's more prolific slayers ... promoting his best-selling novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in 2009. He says: 'That year marked the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. Many bookstores on my promotional tour had two ...

  7. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but perhaps director Timur Bekmambetov should have reflected on them when adapting Seth Grahame-Smith's novel into an effects-laden blockbuster. As it stands, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter ...

  8. Lost in a shape-shifting maze

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... who he is. The Maze Runner series is shaping up to be a must-read book for young readers who enjoy science-fiction novels but aren't huge fans of space themes. ...

  9. Vampires stalk Victorian London

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clockwork Angel By Cassandra Clare Published by Walker Books ISBN 978 1 4063 3034 2 Cassandra Clare, author of the best-selling Mortal Instruments trilogy, knows she is onto a good thing; she has now made the clever move of penning a prequel series to the three novels. Clockwork Angel is a thrill-a-minute, self-contained novel that will have readers panting for more. ...

  10. Good as Dead

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Previously, his tough, tautly plotted crime novels have benefited from performances by Adjoa Andoh, Robert Glenister and Paul Thornley. Billingham is a fine writer, but less good as a reader. ...




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