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Review | Book review: The Borrowed – Hong Kong crime novel’s six episodes tell a compelling story about city’s history

Simon Chan’s detective Kwan Chun-dok solves six murders against the backdrop of key events in Hong Kong’s recent history, from the 1967 riots to the handover and beyond

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Simon Chan’s detective Kwan Chun-dok solves six murders against the backdrop of key events in Hong Kong’s recent history, from the 1967 riots to the handover and beyond

Book review: The Borrowed – Hong Kong crime novel’s six episodes tell a compelling story about city’s history
Review: Cigarette Girl – love, cloves and enmity in post-war Indonesia

The story of two Javanese cigarette-making families is also one of secrets and discoveries, and for readers beyond Indonesia it offers fascinating glimpses of the country’s recent history and its people’s ways

16 Mar 2017 - 12:57PM

The story of two Javanese cigarette-making families is also one of secrets and discoveries, and for readers beyond Indonesia it offers fascinating glimpses of the country’s recent history and its people’s ways

Review: Cigarette Girl – love, cloves and enmity in post-war Indonesia