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Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon

Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon by Alison Castle (editor) Taschen

Sunday, 25 September, 2011, 12:00am

Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon

Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon by Alison Castle (editor) Taschen

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Talleyrand, Betrayer and Saviour of France

Talleyrand, Betrayer and Saviour of France

by Robin Harris

John Murray, HK$165

10 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

A golden opportunity

A replica of the tiara presented to Empress Marie-Louise of France in 1811 - just one of the treasures on show in Central at Chaumet of Paris. Jewellery and objects commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte and his family will be displayed at Chaumet's museum, in the St George's Building, to celebrate the first anniversary of the jeweller's flagship store.

4 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Putting on the glitz: Napoleon's jewels

Many fine jewellers have been linked to royals and aristocracy over the years, for example Cartier, jeweller of choice for the Duchess of Windsor. For Chaumet, a long and lasting relationship with French emperor Napoleon I established the French house as one of the world's most prestigious jewellers.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

He may not be pretty, but the Napoleon wrasse is too tasty for his own good. Let's try to save him

Meet the Napoleon wrasse. Maybe not as pretty as most of the socialites that appear on these pages, it's nonetheless an integral part of the community and one severely at risk from restaurateurs looking for that rare delicacy.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

New appreciation of wise, old thinkers

There have been many famous leaders in times of war, such as Napoleon from France, and Zhuge Liang in ancient China. What made these men so great is their intelligence. A leader has to be brave and strong, but many have lost wars through a lack of wisdom.

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

Mainlanders chief consumers of endangered Napoleon wrasse

Mainland tourists are the major consumers of the endangered Napoleon wrasse at seafood restaurants in the city.

Mr Ng, a co-owner of Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant in Sai Kung, said that at HK$720 per catty, the fish was too expensive for most Hong Kong diners. But the visitors were happy to order it because it was still much cheaper than on the mainland.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


Dragon awakes

'Beware the sleeping dragon,' said Napoleon when asked about his intentions towards China. The canny Corsican knew the potential threat China posed.

Rugby had no such qualms. In 1997, the International Rugby Board welcomed China as its 76th member, and the mainland debuted at the 1998 tournament.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Waterloo - Napoleon's Last Gamble

Waterloo - Napoleon's Last Gamble

by Andrew Roberts

Harper Perennial, $112

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Isabella Blow

'I see Big Ben striking midnight as I cross the river on my way home at night; I love the way its face is symmetrical at that hour. Big Ben is my watch as I don't wear one. It is also my alarm clock because I live close by, in Waterloo, and it wakes me up. I am usually up at 8am, although sometimes it is 9am or 10am. I run downstairs and make my husband, Detmar, a cup of tea.

4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow

1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow

By Adam Zamoyski

Harper Perennial $135

8 May 2005 - 12:00am

Foolish behaviour leaves a fowl taste

Let us look on the bright side. Having made such a frog's breakfast of massacring chickens, there is little possibility that our Government will massacre anything else.

Napoleon used to ask of candidates for generalship: 'Is he lucky?' I fear that, though the SAR Government is no less competent than its predecessor, it is not lucky.

11 Jan 1998 - 12:00am