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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. News - World - LITERATURE

    To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee sues her agent over royalties

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... starring Gregory Peck, who won an Oscar for playing the lawyer Atticus Finch. ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six Degrees: from Halloween to William Shatner

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by RACHAEL

    ... buddy, Christopher Plummer …   Plummer is the oldest actor to have won an Academy Award, at 82, for his role as a widower coming out of the closet in The Beginners. In accepting the Oscar- his ...

  9. 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: ...

  10. BOOK (1890)

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Penguin Classics) Oscar Wilde's first and only novel begins with a 'Preface'. In slightly less than three pages, Wilde (below) outlines many of his most famous thoughts about life and art in characteristically languid epigrams. To (if you'll pardon the pun) wit: 'There is no such thing as a moral ...




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