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    A variety of attractions at Book Expo

    Life, Published on 18/10/2017

    » Book Expo Thailand will kick-start today with an exciting array of books of all genres and interesting exhibitions and activities running until Oct 29, at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Ratchadaphisek Road. It's open daily from 10am-9pm.

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    Anwar Ibrahim is back in Bangkok

    Life, Published on 20/11/2018

    » The champion of reformasi (reform), a prisoner of more than 10 years and finally the prime minister-in-waiting of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim has charted the most remarkable political career the region has ever seen.

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    The king of the book geeks

    Life, Published on 17/08/2015

    » Kenny Leck runs an unlikely business -- an independent bookshop -- with remarkable success. In Singapore, property prices keep making new highs, and Leck has had to move his shop three times. Now his quaint and homey BooksActually is in the heart of Tiong Bahru, once a residential area that has recently acquired a hip vibe (maybe that will make him move shop again?). Open 24/7, BooksActually is known as a hub of the growing Singapore literary scene. Leck or as he is locally known -- "The king of the book geeks" -- has been on The Straits Times' list of one of 20 most powerful people in the arts in Singapore for three years.

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    Happiness in a book

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 16/12/2016

    » Can money really buy happiness? What factors in one's childhood ensure one's happiness in adulthood? Do sons or daughters make parents more happy? And why is stress such an enemy to trying to lose weight? Apparently, something as vague as feelings and happiness can be quantifiable and explained, thanks to Salmon Books' recent release How Happiness Works And Why We Behave The Way We Do. Packaged in a bright yellow hue with nothing less than a huge smiley face on the cover, Nattavudh Powdthavee explains the economics of happiness and our feelings in 32 easy-to-digest chapters.

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    Judge a book by words

    Life, Published on 18/05/2015

    » National Artist Chamaiporn Bangkombang, whose pen name is Chamaiporn Saengkrachang, has been known for her inspiring books that cover human drama, poems and children's literature as well as her much-praised non-fiction works.

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    Stylish sisterhood

    Muse, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 01/11/2014

    » We live in the present. And that sometimes makes us forget that yesterday was also the time of our lives. We have forgotten how fashionable the fashion was ten years ago because looking at it now, it was downright old-fashioned. And we wonder how fashionable girls in the past could be.

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    Mr book smart

    Life, Published on 15/09/2014

    » It is hard to imagine but Pawawit Klinpratoom, the author of eight best-selling books on becoming rich, didn't start off particularly successful. His first venture, a restaurant business in Australia, failed miserably. 

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    The way we were

    Life, Published on 23/11/2018

    » The history of Bangkok is fascinating. But the textbooks in history class or the stories told by our grandparents can only tell us so much. We need to take a closer look if we want an understanding of what life here was really like more than a century ago.

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    Ravens' feast

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 27/12/2018

    » This reviewer's understanding of historical novels is that the authors do historical research on their topic, using actual figures and imaginary ones where need-be, to write essentially factual and hopefully interesting stories. But not all historical novelists follow this form. Some are more concerned about their own largely fictitious story than the actual events behind it.

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    Turning cheeks and pages

    Life, Chris Baker, Published on 06/09/2018

    » Egyptian mummies who come to life as sexy nymphets. Thai princes driving fast cars. A Thai superwoman who casually murders several husbands. Starlets touting breast-enhancement techniques. For a book about "nationalism and identity in modern Thai literature", this volume has a few surprises.

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