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  1. Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders by Giles Brandreth John Murray Harper, HK$132 Giles Brandreth is an English broadcaster best known for his plummy accent, dire taste ... is found murdered in Westminster it triggers a further series of brutal killings. The death also attracts the interest of Oscar Wilde in his underappreciated role of private eye. The idea works far ...

  2. The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Diana McPartlin The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde by Neil McKenna Arrow $135 Most accounts of Oscar Wilde's life have presented him as predominantly heterosexual, a man whose love of men was some kind of temporary madness. This biography presents an open account of his sexual journey, from his first feelings for other men to the paganism of his last years in exile. Wilde was torn ...

  3. Constance

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Constance by Franny Moyle John Murray (e-book) When Constance Lloyd married Oscar Wilde in 1884, she wed a man, writes Franny Moyle, who at the start of that decade was famous even before he had achieved anything. But she used her acquired celebrity to make something of her life, refusing to remain in the shadows of the playwright whom she loved and whose work ...

  4. The Master

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin The Master by Colm Toibin Picador $105 The Master is a fictional account of five years of Henry James' life when he moved from failed playwright to renowned novelist. It opens in 1895 in London, when James is in his 50s, and rehearsing his play Guy Domville. Too nervous to watch his own opening night, he attends Oscar Wilde's An Ideal ...

  5. Author creates his own magic with a bestseller

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... following The Hong Kong Street Map 2004. The Da Vinci Code's success has sparked Hollywood's interest, with Oscar-winning director Ron Howard due to adapt the book onto the silver screen. Oscar-winner Tom Hanks will play the main role in the movie. Brown's other thrillers- Angels & Demons, Deception Point and Digital Fortress- were also popular, landing in the top 30. The Da ...

  6. Parrot and Olivier in America

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey Faber and Faber HK$104 Parrot and Olivier in America is the fourth Peter Carey novel to make the Man Booker shortlist. If it failed to add to his previous victories (Oscar and Lucinda and The True History of the Kelly Gang), the story may well age better than Howard Jacobson's triumphant The Finkler Question. The story ...

  7. BOOK (1888)

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Robin Lynam The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde D. Nutt Oscar Wilde's literary reputation rests mostly on his plays, his sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the works inspired by his imprisonment, De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. It is often forgotten he was also a gifted writer of short fiction and particularly of stories for children, five ...

  8. hot picks

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meryl Streep was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in this delicious movie. movie: The Hurt Locker. The biggest winner at this year's Oscars is now showing in Hong Kong. book: ...

  9. Oil!

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Anderson and an Oscar-winning adaptation (There Will be Blood), Oil! is enjoying a second wind 80 years after its original publication. Adaptation is rather too gentle a word for what Anderson does ...

  10. On Chesil Beach

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan Vintage, HK$115 According to the Chinese calendar, 2007 was the year of the pig. In the literary world, it belonged to Ian McEwan, thanks to the film adaptation of Atonement (now Oscar nominated) and the publication of On Chesil Beach, his 13th work of fiction. At 166 pages, this is McEwan working in miniature- the author of The Comfort ...




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