Erotic Literature

After Fifty Shades, erotic fiction is big at book fair

Erotica is the big buzz at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair. Photo: AP

A wave of erotic fiction in every shape, size and hue swept the halls of the Frankfurt book fair this week in the wake of E. L. James's record-breaking success with Fifty Shades of Grey.

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 11:47am

'Shades' provokes variety of positions

'Shades' provokes variety of positions

If you happened to glance through the personals on Hong Kong's Craigslist recently, you might have spotted one titled "50 Shades of something more interesting". A year ago, the headline would have made no sense. But now, thanks to a middle-aged English woman named E.L. James, everything is clear.

1 Sep 2012 - 4:40pm

A good week for ...

Afghanistan's National Museum

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

Lai See

Not a PC approach to road hogs

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Forbidden city

At first sight, Irene Yip Oi-lin seems more cute than controversial. When we meet at the Kubrick bookstore in Yau Ma Tei the unassuming 30-year-old smiles sweetly and then explains her interest in shopping in her lullaby soft voice.

4 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

In search of 'a foreign scoundrel'

Q: How did your online campaign to expose the so-called 'promiscuous language teacher' start?

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Most wanted

Though better known for featuring birthday suits than couture gowns, America's favourite lad mag Playboy is celebrating its 50th anniversary in high style with design veterans hopping on to the bunny bed to conceive Playboy- inspired creations for the Christmas season.

30 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Kelvin Kwok

When Loaded magazine hit British newsstands in 1994, it ushered in a cultural phenomenon. It rescued 20-somethings from the touchy-feely, cardigan-wearing doctrines of 'New Sensitive Man', only to plunge them in to the bleary misconception that was 'New Lad'. A chaotic whirl of scantily clad women, booze, clothes and gadgets, Loaded suggested the playboy lifestyle was accessible for all.

9 May 2003 - 12:00am

Playboy blames kiss-and-tell claims on drugs and drink

Fallen playboy Louis Lo Siu-fai yesterday apologised for his recent behaviour and said he had been under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he made up stories about having affairs with starlets.

Mr Lo, 37, expressed deep regret for his behaviour, which has drawn criticism from celebrities and media critics.

13 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Playboy issues writ against Hong Kong firm

The Playboy adult entertainment empire is taking legal action against a Hong Kong company over the use of its name.

Chicago-based Playboy Enterprises International Inc issued a High Court writ seeking an injunction to restrain Playboy (Hong Kong) International Ltd from using the word 'Playboy'. It also seeks unspecified damages.

16 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Novel change for cover girl Cindy

If Helen of Troy's face could launch a thousand ships, then Cindy Guyer has the looks to launch just as many love stories.

In fact, the actress has more than 2,500 cover paintings and photographs for romantic novels to her credit.

28 May 1999 - 12:00am

Playboy logo for range of ceramics

Interform Ceramics Technologies and Playboy Enterprises have signed a deal under which a range of ceramic products bearing Playboy's distinctive rabbit-head logo will be made and distributed in China.

Interform would pay Playboy a percentage of its turnover as royalties on top of minimum guarantees, Playboy vice-president Lisa Weaver said.

1 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Writer blasts Playboy for dropped HK novel extract

NOVELIST Paul Theroux has blasted Playboy magazine editors for refusing to print an extract from his recently-published novel, set in Hong Kong, lest it disrupt sales of spin-off products in mainland China.

10 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Chaifa expects full-year profits to hold steady

Garment and accessories firm Chaifa Holdings expects growth for last year to level off, because it says that China's interest rate cuts have yet to filter through to the retail market.

'Growth for last year will be steady, unlike the rapid growth seen in previous years,' chairman John Chan Chun-tung said.

29 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Egana counters claims

LUXURY watch maker Egana International has countered claims that material facts were omitted from its listing prospectus in June 1993.

In a writ issued by Playboy Enterprises last year it was claimed, by Playboy, a 90-day deletion notice removing China from a licence issued in March, 1993.

24 May 1995 - 12:00am