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Year of Birth Missing

Everything Beautiful Began After

Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy Beautiful Books

Sunday, 18 September, 2011, 12:00am

Dying season

According to Romantic poet John Keats, autumn is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. If he were alive today, Keats might eat those words and pronounce it a season of murder and crime scene investigations. As is now publishing lore, late August to early December is the time when crime writers appear, as if from nowhere, new books at the ready.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Birmingham fans cheer Carson Yeung's absence

Birmingham City soccer fans yesterday welcomed the decision by a Hong Kong court to block chairman Carson Yeung's return to the UK to attend to his financially troubled English Championship League club.

Supporters said his presence at last night's crunch European game against Portuguese side Braga would have overshadowed an important date in the club's history.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Judge bars tycoon from leaving on trip to UK

Tycoon Carson Yeung Ka-sing has been barred from leaving Hong Kong today to fly to the UK to attend to his financially troubled English League Championship soccer club Birmingham City.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Where were you?

US consul general Stephen Young

I was starting my day as director of the office of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh affairs in the State Department in Washington. When I heard the news about the first plane, we were in a senior staff meeting with our assistant secretary, and everyone thought it was an accident.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A Predator Priest

A Predator Priest by David Margolick Kindle Single (e-book)

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Ambitious Potters shape up as prospects to watch

Sebastian Coates and Peter Coates aren't related, have never met and were born on different sides of the globe more than half a century apart. Yet the namesakes are prominent as the last-minute madness of the transfer window leads up to a return to Premier League action.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

On a roll

A BRIEF LOOK at fashion history and one will find a distinct correlation between music and fashion movements. From the tailored mods and rockers of the '60s to the thrift-store grunge that defined the early '90s, it is the youth that have set forth the fashions of these eras.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Borneo leg crucial to HK's ambition to be Asian No 1

The skills and versatility of injured star Pale Tauti will be missed at this month's Borneo Sevens but Hong Kong remain upbeat about winning the second, and last, ranking event on the four-leg HSBC Asian Sevens Series and being crowned the region's No 1 team.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Global youth congress a success

Next year's One Young World Summit will be held in Pittsburgh in the US. The winning city was announced last Saturday at the end of this year's summit in Zurich.

One Young World gathers bright young people from around the world for three days of discussion.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Your dream is in the mail

Do you have a dream? And do you think it will ever come true? Well, young Hongkongers have been busy writing letters to make sure they don't forget their childhood dreams.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Deputy chairman lends Birmingham City HK$80m

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Carson Yeung cleared to fly to Britain

Tycoon Carson Yeung Ka-sing has been permitted to fly to Britain for four days next month to manage his troubled English League Championship soccer club Birmingham City after his cash bail was doubled from HK$4 million to HK$8 million.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Good as Dead

Good as Dead by Mark Billingham (read by Mark Billingham) Little, Brown (audiobook)

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Sum of life

Dear March Boedihardjo, Congratulations on completing your bachelor's and master's degree this month from Baptist University at the age of 13. You are now officially Hong Kong's youngest graduate. As someone who has also skipped several grades and graduated from university and graduate school early, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you what lies ahead.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am