A Gate at the Stairs

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore Faber and Faber HK$242

Sunday, 6 December, 2009, 12:00am

Hope amid the gloom

It's 1850 and sisters Jeannie and Sarah live on the Isle of Barra in Scotland. It's a time when landlords choose to raise sheep on the lands instead of renting them out, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Eerie short story foretold expat's murder

An English farmer's tale of betrayal by a cheating Thai wife has echoes of his own grisly death

For wealthy English farmer Toby Charnaud it was meant to be an idyllic life in an exotic locale with a beautiful young Thai wife.

13 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Owl Babies

by Martin Waddell

Walker Books $78

21 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Young Mok to lift City Patrol

It pays to follow jockeys in form and the vastly improved maximum claimer Johnny C. W. Mok falls neatly into that category after a flurry of winners of late.

And Wong Tang-ping's second-choice stable apprentice is taken to work his new-found magic and take the final event on the luckless City Patrol.

17 Oct 1998 - 12:00am