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  1. The Wreckers

    Posted Mar 19th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb The Wreckers by Bella Bathurst Harper Perennial, $144 There be tales of many a ship's master lured to wreck by 'false lights' hung from the necks of cows, and of half-drowned survivors bludgeoned by 'wreckers' intent on loot. Bella Bathurst, after scouring the shoreline of the British Isles from Land's End to John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541009/wreckers
  2. Andrew Carnegie

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw Penguin, HK$160 Scots-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie is famed for his philanthropy; the sale of his steel assets to J.P. Morgan made him the richest man in the world, and by his death in 1919 he had given all his wealth away. Well, that's the history-book spin. David Nasaw has researched and written a biography that's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617033/andrew-carnegie
  3. Wilfred Thesiger- The Life of a Great Explorer

    Posted Feb 04th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Wilfred Thesiger- The Life of a Great Explorer by Alexander Maitland Harper Perennial, HK$176 Max Hastings of The Daily Telegraph praised Alexander Maitland's Wilfred Thesiger- The Life of a Great Explorer as 'a model biography', and it's hard to top that. Maitland has done a fine job on the greatest British explorer of the 20th century. Granted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580731/wilfred-thesiger-life-great-explorer
  4. FireWife

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb FireWife by Tinling Choong Nan A. Talese, HK$164 Japanese men, British dogs and American women are the three most pampered creatures in the world, according to Tinling Choong. That doesn't necessarily make them good choices for reincarnation- the next life may be punishment rather than reward. But chances are they're in the right karmic ballpark. FireWife- A Story ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579822/firewife
  5. The Guardsmen

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb The Guardsmen by Simon Ball Harper Perennial, $165 The Guardsmen, subtitled 'Harold Macmillan, Three Friends, and the World They Made', is about the last great Tory before Margaret Thatcher, along with Oliver Lyttleton (who would go on to create the National Theatre and much else besides), Harry Crookshank and Robert Cranborne, later the sixth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518679/guardsmen
  6. On Royalty

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb On Royalty by Jeremy Paxman Penguin, HK$162 Jeremy Paxman, a somewhat garrulous pontificator on, well, just about anything, has cobbled together in On Royalty some telling tales about modern monarchy, with particular attention to the household of Elizabeth Windsor. There is, however, an amusing account of Albania's attempts to recruit a monarch, namely Queen Susan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619821/royalty
  7. The Form of Things- Essays on Life, Ideas and Liberty

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Form of Things- Essays on Life, Ideas and Liberty by A.C. Grayling Phoenix, HK$136 Did you know the average human life is less than 1,000 months long? And now that you do, does that make you think differently about time? A.C. Grayling believes in applying philosophy to real issues. The Form of Things- Essays on Life, Ideas and Liberty gathers 55 short pieces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615123/form-things-essays-life-ideas-and-liberty
  8. Big Babies- Or: Why Can't We Just Grow Up?

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Big Babies- Or: Why Can't We Just Grow Up? by Michael Bywater Granta, HK$128 You buy a home with a mortgage. The mortgage has a variable interest rate- it goes up or down according to the market- with a fixed, usually discounted, rate for the first two years. The fixed rate expires. In the interim, the interest rate has either gone (a) up, or (b) down. Would you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606376/big-babies-or-why-cant-we-just-grow
  9. Genesis Machines- The New Science of Biocomputing

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Genesis Machines- The New Science of Biocomputing by Martyn Amos Atlantic Books, HK$165 As the first person to win a PhD in biocomputing, it is perhaps incumbent on Martyn Amos to maintain interest in his so-far failed attempts to create 'truly programmable matter', despite a decade of disentangling DNA. Genesis Machines is a fascinating and pacey account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603899/genesis-machines-new-science-biocomputing
  10. The Missing Person's Guide to Love

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Missing Person's Guide to Love by Susanna Jones Picador, HK$280 Returning to the village of her childhood on the Yorkshire moors for the funeral of a former friend and comrade in crime, Isabel is struck by how little has changed in the decade of her absence, and how many of the people she knew thought she was dead. Isabel, who lives in Istanbul with her former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603008/missing-persons-guide-love

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