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The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud (film)

Disney alumnus Zac Efron has reunited with 17 Again director Burr Steers in the film version of Ben Sherwood's teen novel The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud.

Friday, 21 January, 2011, 12:00am

Film gives that sinking feeling

Disney alum Zac Efron teams up with 17 Again director Burr Steers once again in the film adaptation of Ben Sherwood's teen novel The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud.

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1959)

Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes (Harcourt Brace)

A less likely contender for blockbuster treatment would be hard to imagine. Charlie, the toilet cleaner narrator at the heart of fantasy novel Flowers for Algernon, is haunted by guilt about desire and afflicted by a low IQ of just 68.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Facing danger in the Wild West

Charlie Small: The Daredevil Desperados of Destiny

By Charlie Small

If you are looking for a quick adventure, there's some good news. Charlie Small's fourth diary, The Daredevil Desperados of Destiny, has been found and is ready to read.

27 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Family secrets uncovered

Charlie's brother Brad is always in trouble with the law. But he usually only gets involved in minor offences. He's never had more than a warning from the police.

So when Brad is accused of killing a motorist by throwing a stone from a bridge onto a busy road, Charlie is thrown into a state of shock. Brad has admitted he was on the bridge, but denies throwing the stone.

26 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Adventures in the city of neon

Tokyo is a nail-biting thriller for young adult readers. It begins with an ordinary English teenager living an ordinary teenage life. Suddenly, an unexpected event throws his life into confusion and the thrills begin.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Danish 'army' marches to mainland beat

Peter Trampe builds on first-mover advantage in cleaning services market

WHEN WORKERS HURRY into their offices and factories in Shanghai each day, they scarcely notice the ubiquitous army of cleaning ladies, security guards, and gardeners tending the plants outside.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Dashing Champion can be king of the Valley

City-course specialist stands great chance of locking up $1m challenge

The Po Leung Kuk Centenary Cup holds more significance than just being the feature event on today's Happy Valley card - it also could prove to be the telling factor in Dashing Champion becoming the inaugural winner of the $1 million Happy Valley Challenge later this season.

25 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Charlie commands respect

English jockey Brett Doyle could be in for a night and morning he'll never forget as he bids to land the Millennium Cup on last-start winner, Commander Charlie.

Success in the featured finale, due to be run 45 minutes into the 21st century, would be an all-English affair as Commander Charlie is trained by debonair David Oughton.

31 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Commander hints at more in store

Luckless Derby runner-up Commander Charlie showed he was maintaining his good condition with a solid piece of work on the Sha Tin all-weather surface yesterday morning.

Accompanied by stablemate Braveheart, Commander Charlie looked right at his top as he matched strides with his lower-rated companion over 1,200 metres.

24 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Commander calls the shots

He is going to start at short odds and he is far from being a 'good thing' but Commander Charlie gets the vote in an excellent final event at today's Happy Valley meeting.

3 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Marcus is Honour bound

Helene Honour can take the final event on this afternoon's 10-race Sha Tin card which promises another Triple Trio jamboree.

17 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Charlie to lay down law

You don't have to be a genius to work out that Commander Charlie has an outstanding chance of winning the featured Hong Kong University Alumni Association Challenge Cup at Sha Tin tonight.

Trainer David Oughton's English import looks well treated on a rating of 83 and connections will be sorely disappointed if he cannot win a race or two off a higher mark than that in time.

19 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Baby Wave set to make TT splash

Baby Wave Supreme can defy top weight and anchor Triple Trio wagers in the sixth event, which concludes theexotic wager at Sha Tin tomorrow.

The Peter Ng Bik-kuen-trained galloper showed enough to win in Class Four last season and now finds himself taking the voluntary demotion into which appears a modest Class Five contest.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Commanding performance by Saint-Martin

HIGHLY impressive English import Commander Charlie (3.9-1) produced one of the bravest wins of the season to give Eric Saint-Martin the middle leg of a well-deserved treble at Sha Tin yesterday.

17 May 1998 - 12:00am