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True stories, real lives

SINGAPORE (July 9): They say the stories that stick with us the most are the ones which truly happened.

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Fight to Fatherhood

Playwright and writer James Thoo had always wanted to be a father. His own complex relationship with his nononsense, tough-love father made him more determined to have children.

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Lustrous but a tad long

SINGAPORE (June 26): The final volume of Hilary Mantel’s fictional series on Thomas Cromwell has solid prose that resurrects past events, giving them a force that envelops readers

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Love in the time of Covid

SINGAPORE (June 19): The stories of great romances have long titillated, teased and tantalised.

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A dose of irreverent humour

Author David Bobis has just released his latest book — a collection of humorous illustrations that is irreverent, in-your-face and (sometimes) unashamedly crude.

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Exploring the realms of sci-fi and fantasy

SINGAPORE (May 29): For fans of the science fiction and fantasy genre, these books are like a spaceship, taking us far away from the “circuit breaker” lockdowns and outside our increasingly

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Apropos of censorship + scandal

Woody Allen’s on-off-on memoir is set to widen opinions about whether he is a brilliant filmmaker-cum-writer or a classic nebbish 

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Literary heroines

Women in books have a way of leaping off the page and into the life of readers, bringing lessons that stick

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Feminine power

SINGAPORE (March 13): This month, we celebrate the best books by female authors — great literary works that speak of feminism, empowerment, and the experiences of women.

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From between the pages to Hollywood

SINGAPORE (Feb 21): If you’re still not over the Oscars fever quite yet, why not read (or re-read) some award-winning book-to-movie adaptations? Here are our top five favourites.

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