• Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      January 2014

      A Perilous Passage of Princess Petunia Peasant

      A Modern Fairy Tale for All Ages

      by Victor Edward Apps (Author)

      In THE PERILOUS PASSAGE OF PRINCESS PETUNIA PEASANT, teen activist Pet Peasant has no time for administrative red tape. All she wants is an audience with the high regent. Without changes in the law, her village will suffer. With her best friends, Pet s

    • Political / legal thriller
      January 2014

      The Devil You Know

      by Peter Gregoire (Author)

      A pressing need for income tempts Scott Lee to take on media tycoon, Rufus Lam’s case. It seems like a straightforward enough missing person’s search. Find out what happened to Rufus Lam’s friend and close business partner, Terence Au

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      January 2014

      University Days

      by Laura Solomon (Author)

      UNIVERSITY DAYS is one of a series of young adult novellas, set in London. Twins, Olivia and Melanie, are now aged eighteen. Studious Olivia and her boyfriend Bevin are studying at Imperial College; rebellious Melanie at the Royal Academy of Music. Eac

    • Biography & True Stories
      January 2003

      The Stewarts of Bourtreebush

      by Gillian Bickley (author)

      In a follow-up to her biography of renowned Hong Kong educationalist Frederick Stewart, Gillian Bickley turns the spotlight on his Aberdeenshire family in an archival search which serves as a model for other researchers engaged in family history, parti

    • Biography & True Stories
      January 2001

      Searching for Frederick

      And Adventures Along the Way

      by Verner Bickley (author)

      Narrative of eight-years research, in Scotland, England and Hong Kong, as well as world-wide, with useful addresses and contact information. Intermixed with fascinating stories and provocative reflections from the author's own life experience, mainly i

    • Literary Fiction
      January 2010

      Tightrope! - A Bohemian Tale

      A Bohemian Tale

      by Olga Wallo (author). Edited by Gillian Bickley and Olga Wallo

      The Narrator of Tightrope! – A Bohemian Tale, an extraordinary, curiously intellectual small girl, undertakes the demanding and costly burden of comprehending the world. Her father – a peculiar leftist intellectual, and her mother, a neurotic actress, bel

    • Historical fiction
      January 2012

      Bao Bao's Odyssey: From Mao's Shanghai To Capitalist Hong Kong

      From Mao's Shanghai to Capitalist Hong Kong

      by Paul Ting (Author)

      In BAO BAO'S ODYSSEY: FROM MAO'S SHANGHAI TO CAPITALIST HONG KONG, mischievous adolescent Song Bao Bao grows up devoted to his country under the stringent eyes of the Communist party. Precocious for his age, he has strong innate curiosity and discovers ma

    • Biography & True Stories
      January 1997

      The Golden Needle: The Biography of Frederick Stewart (1836-1889)

      The Biography of Frederick Stewart (1836-1889)

      by Gillian Bickley (author)

      The Golden Needle: The Biography of Frederick Stewart (1836-1889) was first published in November 1997, a few months after the former British Crown Colony of Hong Kong was returned to Chinese sovereignty. Described as a praiseworthy contribution to pos

    • Memoirs
      January 2012

      Semper Fi: The Story of a Vietnam Era Marine

      The Story of a Vietnam Era Marine

      by Orville Leverne Clubb (Author)

      SEMPER FI gives a portrait of a young man and his experiences as an enlisted member of the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Orville Clubb begins at the beginning with his earliest memories and tells the story right through to his discharge after se

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      January 2012

      The Day They Came

      by Gérard Louis Breissan (Author)

      In THE DAY THEY CAME Gérard Louis Breissan finally speaks out about the many extraordinary events which occurred in his early years, and which he has always felt a compulsion to divulge. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. You, the

    • Poetry by individual poets
      January 2008

      Moving House and other Poems from Hong Kong (1CD)

      With an Essay On New Hong Kong English Language Poetry

      by Gillian Bickley (author)

      Moving House and other Poems from Hong Kong was prompted by happenings and thoughts at a time of change. The poems connect new with earlier events, sights, ideas and information, and draw on both urban and rural environments. These poems arose within a va

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      January 2012

      Paranoia (The Walk and Talk with Angela)

      by Caleb Kavon (Author)

      PARANOIA shows a man of solitary habits and a background of family disruption and multiple relationships. Disturbed by his girlfriend, Angela, who calls him "oblivious", he reflects on his past life, focusing on many people and topics that he previously i

    • Poetry by individual poets
      January 2003

      For the Record and other Poems of Hong Kong (2CDs)

      And Other Poems of Hong Kong

      by Gillian Bickley‧(author) (Supported by H.K. Arts Development Council)

      This collection of sixty poems has been written during almost thirty years' residence in Hong Kong. Most are on explicitly Hong Kong topics, and reflect the writer's personal experience and knowledge of Hong Kong, as well as presenting more personal conce

    • Poetry by individual poets
      January 2011

      Wonder, Lust & Itchy Feet 【International Proverse Prize Semi-Finalist 2010】

      by Sally Dellow (Author)

      In WONDER, LUST & ITCHY FEET a fearless, intelligent and eager woman─mother, lover, wife and daughter─collects for the first time a selection of poetry from her first four decades of living and writing. Unhesitatingly she exposes intimate feelings and hea

    • Poetry by individual poets
      January 2012

      Perceptions

      by Gillian Bickley (Author)

      PERCEPTIONS consists of short pieces, poetry or poem-like essays, written over a period of thirty years, on various serious and reflective topics, but with some humorous and occasional work too. As in Gillian Bickley's previous collections, the subjects o

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      January 2010

      A Painted Moment

      by Jennifer Ching (author)‧Supported by H.K. Arts Development Council

      The sakura have fallen and frost is gaining ground. Yun, Rachel's best friend has died, and she is at a loss. With his passing, she mourns the fabric of their friendship and the eternal warmth of his family. Heading back to the island for the funeral are

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      January 2011

      The Reluctant Terrorist: In Search of the Jizo

      In Search of the Jizo

      by Caleb Kavon (author)

      This novel is set in contemporary Hong Kong and Japan, with flashbacks to the Second World War. A Japanese businessman takes a deliberately modest revenge against another Japanese family that damaged his own during the Second World War. His surprising act

    • Poetry by individual poets
      January 2011

      Of Symbols Misused

      by Mary-Jane Newton (Author)

      Man, according to Kenneth Burke, is 'the symbol-using (symbol-making, symbol-mis-using) animal … separated from his natural condition by instruments of his own making'. It is a preoccupation with this making, with the fruits of this (mis-)using and with t

    • Fiction
      January 2011

      Death Has A Thousand Doors【International Proverse Prize Finalist 2010】

      by Patricia Grey (Author)

      DEATH HAS A THOUSAND DOORS is set in the little-known Pyrenean country of Andorra in the late 1990s. Family complications abound. Jane Burns, an Australian accountant, is a recovering alcoholic with a troubled past. When she receives a letter inviting her

    • Travel writing
      January 2010

      Gin's Tonic: Ocean Voyage, Inner Journey

      Ocean Voyage, Inner Journey

      by Virginia MacRobert‧Supported by H.K. Arts Development Council

      This daily journal of Ginni MacRobert's circumnavigation on Catamaran Sailing Vessel Dai Long Wan, beginning and ending in Hong Kong, records real-life episodes with pirates, terrific storms, and breakdowns in the middle of the most remote places on the p

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