Lawrence of Asia

Illustration: Emilio Rivera

As the veteran Far East correspondent turns 100, Annemarie Evans looks back on a life less ordinary.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 7:43pm

Drawing from life

Despite what grown-ups like to tell you, not every job is a chore. Just ask Tony Ross. Sleeping late, doodling and travelling for free are all in a hard day's work for the 83-year-old children's illustrator.

He is the creator of classic characters such as Horrid Henry, an adaptation of the Little Princess (which he wrote as well) and, more recently, Dr Xargle.

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am


In the Agenda article by Tom Walker (Sunday Morning Post, May 5) and concerning 'A battle royal' there are a couple of crucial omissions and two small errors of fact.

12 May 1996 - 12:00am

Tomei to boost stake in Ross

TOMEI International (Holdings) is selling down its stake in wire and tinsel maker Accom Industrial (Holdings) in exchange for an increased stake in London-listed electronic consumer-goods company Ross Group, in a deal worth $22 million.

5 May 1994 - 12:00am

Bicycle company way ahead of B-share pack

CHINA Bicycles Company is the biggest listed B-share company on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, with a market capitalisation of $1.21 billion, twice the size of the next biggest, Tsann Kuen, and representing 23 per cent of the value of all 18 listed stocks.

5 Sep 1993 - 12:00am