Knights of the Garter

BOOK (circa 1591)

Richard III by William Shakespeare

'Now is the winter of our discontent/ Made glorious summer by this sun of York,' begins the opening soliloquy of William Shakespeare's Richard III.

Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am

Spacey delights, horrifies in role

Richard III The Bridge Project HK Academy for Performing Arts Ends today

In British director Sam Mendes' stage production of Shakespeare's Richard III, presented by the Hong Kong Arts Festival this weekend, Kevin Spacey plays the title role - a scheming, bitter, self-loathing English duke - with much sardonic glee.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Carolyn Robb

The private chef who counted Prince Charles and Princess Diana among her diners talks to Grace M.W. Wong about going organic by royal appointment.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

On Friday, 30 years after Prince Charles and Princess Diana tied the knot in London's Westminster Abbey, royal watchers around the world will witness the marriage of their first child, Prince William, to long-time love Kate Middleton in what will be the definitive royal wedding for this generation.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Elizabeth in the Garden

Elizabeth in the Garden by Trea Martyn Faber and Faber HK$142

10 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Investor banks on long-term strategy

Anyone who has whiled away hours of fun or torment playing the London version of Monopoly knows that Mayfair and Park Lane are places where the money is, particularly when you have built up a portfolio of little red hotels.

29 May 2009 - 12:00am

Masters and Commanders

by Andrew Roberts Allen Lane, HK$375

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Man for the ages wore celebrity with humility

In an age before globalisation, Sir Edmund Hillary belonged to the world. A humble New Zealand bee-keeper, he climbed with a Nepalese man, Tenzing Norgay, on a British expedition in 1953 to conquer Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The Plot Against Pepys

The Plot Against Pepys

by James Long and Ben Long

Faber & Faber, HK$280

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Royal lady in waiting

The apple of Prince William's eye, Kate Middleton, is not letting a media frenzy - in which she has already been crowned a future queen - go to her head. And she is proving better at weathering the paparazzi storm than the prince's mother, Diana.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


What's going on around the globe

Now this isn't something you see every day: a joint press conference by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, Japan's Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who appears in front of the cameras with his mane of grey hair well and truly mussed.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Pole position

When Kaiser Wilhelm II (Germany's last kaiser) and Tsar Nicholas II (Russia's last tsar) met in the German port and spa town of Swinemunde on August 4, 1907, the two blue-blooded cousins pledged 'eternal friendship' between their countries while dressed in the militaristic finery of the other side.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Everest Exposed

Everest Exposed

by George Band

HarperCollins $128

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

Slice of life

From the South China Morning Post this week in 1965

Sir Winston Churchill, the greatest Englishman of his time, died at his London home at the age of 90.

A sombre nation, its mourning led by the Queen, arranged a state funeral as tributes to the warrior-statesman flooded in from all over the world.

25 Jan 2005 - 12:00am


From the South China Morning Post this week in 1953

'You're my last hope,' wrote the itchy correspondent in a letter to the editor. 'I have lived north of Hong Kong for 40 years and never been tickled by prickly heat.'

24 Jun 2003 - 12:00am