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    Book fair begins Wednesday

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 04/10/2011

    » The 16th Book Expo Thailand begins Wednesday at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and runs until October 16. With nearly 900 booths from 424 publishers, it’s a good idea to start planning your visit now.

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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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    Launch of controversial book cancelled

    News, Published on 26/03/2017

    » The launch of a book on the controversial rice-pledging scheme by Pheu Thai Party politicians has been suspended at the request of the military and the police.

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    Bangkok World Book Capital: Year of reading begins

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 22/04/2013

    » Bangkokians read average of 5 books a year but with new libraries, book corners & comic book museum, 10-15 books a year is goal.

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    39th National Book Fair

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 25/03/2011

    » The cherished annual event for book lovers with books covering every imaginable field.

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    For Bangkok crime writer, Brexit is a closed book

    Spectrum, Published on 19/06/2016

    » Popular crime novelist John Burdett holds strong opinions on Brexit, and with good reason. Born in England, the creator of the bestselling detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep series divides his time between his homes in the south of France and Thailand.

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    Taking the long view

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 19/10/2017

    » In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne is the goddess of memory. Impregnated by Zeus, she gave birth to the nine muses with whom artists, poets, musicians, writers and historians are familiar. As a daughter of Uranus, Mnemosyne is also a goddess of time; she provides the role of rote memorisation and invents language and words where her daughters, the muses, pick up and render them. She is a goddess that makes memory alive and is often acquainted with vivid remembrance.

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    Knowledge of a king

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 20/10/2017

    » Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched Wicha Kao Na (Nine Subjects Of Knowledge), a book inspired by the wisdom of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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    A lucid look at the old kingdom

    Life, Published on 21/07/2017

    » The other night, relieved after handing in the semester's grades, I scrolled through Netflix in search of a reward for work well done. Unsolicited, the Thai film Siyama surfaced on my list of suggested movies. It stands alongside other Thai historic films about Ayutthaya such as The Legend Of Suriyothai, Bangrajan and Kingdom Of War (Legend Of King Naresuan: Hostage Of Hongsawadi), which are available globally and replete with their own Wikipedia page.

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    The good part is ... Prabda, in English

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 07/04/2017

    » Loneliness is a quiet dilemma. Many of Edward Hopper's celebrated paintings are a testament to this truism. In New York Movie, for example, the painting splits into halves. The left side depicts a movie theatre with silhouettes of viewers and what's being shown on the screen. We are, however, drawn to the right: An usherette, tall, lean, blonde, has her left hand supporting her elbow, her chin touching her right hand. Her pensive gesture suggests she is far away from the wall that separates her from the moviegoers. She probably has seen the movie countless times but her countenance compels us to wonder what is taking place in her mind.

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