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  1. A Crack in the Edge of the World

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester HarperTorch, $76 Charles Richter, who came up with the earthquake scale in 1935, was 'an avid nudist' with a 'prodigious sexual appetite'. Readers familiar with Simon Winchester will take such asides in their stride as our correspondent/geologist digs about in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, ...

  2. Top gun Winchester shows no signs of slowing down

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... With more books up his sleeve, the adventurer is planning a road trip to China, writes Ed Peters Simon Winchester returns to Hong Kong for this year's literary festival- at which he ... to the US, now his dream is to return to Shanghai and enjoy its new prosperity. 'And I thought- what a marvellous way to start off my new book on the city.' Simon Winchester appears ...

  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Raf Simons brings back Dior's classic jacket

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:28am by Divia Harilela

    ... Simons, who is intent on merging his own legacy with the house's iconic creation. The Bar jacket was unveiled on the morning of February 12, 1947 as part of Christian Dior's first haute ... guises, including a dark leather version. When Simons joined the brand two years ago, the Bar jacket transitioned from an iconic piece of clothing to a symbol of the brand's future. The Bar ...

  4. Bomb, Book & Compass

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Bomb, Book & Compass by Simon Winchester Penguin HK$142 The title borrows from Francis Bacon's famous observation that gun powder, printing and the compass were inventions that most profoundly changed the world. '[Joseph] Needham found [they] had all been used in China long before they were supposedly 'invented' by westerners,' Simon ...

  5. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Outgoing Parsons dean Simon Collins will be sorely missed

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 09:39am by Jing Zhang

    ... Jing Zhang Jing.zhang@scmp.com Outgoing dean will be a hard act to follow News that Simon Collins will step down from his post as dean of Parsons fashion school in December came as a shock to some in the industry. His will be a hard act to follow. "Parsons has never been in better shape than now, and I think it's a person's duty is to leave a job in better shape than ...

  6. The Festival

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival The annual literary festival highlights children's authors, poets, journalists and novelists in a range of talks and writing seminars with writers including Gore Vidal, author of The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan, memoir writer Madhur Jaffrey, and best-selling author Simon Winchester (above). Starts tomorrow-March 21, various venues ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'I'm not a spy', says Jimmy Lai's right-hand man Mark Simon

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Mark Simon says his US intelligence links are in the distant past. His focus now is on helping Jimmy Lai seek change … while turning a profit 'It is my ... rights cases and have regular fights with many non-democratic regimes in Asia." Comments like these in leaked correspondence and job-application letters from Mark Simon offer a rare glimpse ...

  8. Chronicler Jan Morris laments end of love affair with city

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... night. Morris, 81, appearing alongside fellow titan of travel writing Simon Winchester as part of the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival, said that when she first visited the city ... at the South China Morning Post-sponsored event. 'It's an impertinent thing to say when I've only been here for a couple of days but I don't feel that now.' Winchester, who has ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Simon Birch, 17 years in Hong Kong, is taking his talents elsewhere because of red tape over exhibition spaces

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by Enid Tsui

    ... Enid Tsui Simon Birch, fed up with Hong Kong's red tape, has taken his latest project to New York, writes Enid Tsui 2014: a space odyssey Simon Birch is disappointed with Hong Kong. ... Hong Kong made me and I'll always for grateful for that. But now, the city is a nightmare Simon birch  Hong Kong has never been known for its nurturing environment for artists, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Cathay Pacific's ban on non-sustainable shark fin cargo delayed

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Putting emphasis on sustainability will be good in long run, say experts Cathay shark fin ban delayed until next year Cathay Pacific's policy banning cargoes of non-sustainable shark fin will not come into effect until next year, about 18 months after it was announced, marine experts drawing up the guidelines say. The experts defended the carrier's drawn-out ...




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