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HEART OF A SAMURAI -- MARGI PREUS
152 | Hardcover | Prod. # 9780810989818 | American version | AMULET BOOKS, AUG 2010

> See review in The Asian Review of Books

Fast-paced and full of adventure, this fascinating, true story is based on a real incident that occurred in 1841, and follows a young Japanese boy as he travels from Japan to America and back to Japan.




THE GLASS COLLECTOR -- ANNA PERERA
96 | Paperback | Prod. # 9780141331157 | British version | PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, FEB 2011

> See review in The Guardian

Fifteen-year-old Aaron lives amongst the rubbish piles in the slums of Cairo. His job? To collect broken glass. His life? Wasted. His hope? To find a future he can believe in...




EVERYBODY JAM -- ALI LEWIS
96 | Paperback | Prod. # 9781849392488 | British version | ANDERSEN PRESS LTD, MAR 2011

> See review in The Guardian

Danny Dawson lives in the middle of the Australian outback. His older brother Jonny was killed in an accident last year but no-one ever talks about it. And now it's time for the annual muster. The biggest event of the year on the cattle station, and a time to sort the men from the boys.




A BEAUTIFUL LIE -- IRFAN MASTER
84 | Paperback | Prod. # 9781408805756 | British version | BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC, JAN 2011

> See review in The Guardian

An atmospheric, quirky and moving debut novel, set in India. Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and nominated for the 2011 Branford Boase Award




MINISTRY OF PANDEMONIUM -- CHRIS WESTWOOD
84 | Paperback | Prod. # 9781847801906 | British version | FRANCES LINCOLN PUBLISHERS LTD, MAR 2011

> See review in The Guardian

When Ben Harvester meets the mysterious Mr October in Highgate Cemetery, nothing could have prepared him for the strange and dramatic turn his life is about to take.




THE GLASS COLLECTOR -- ANNA PERERA
96 | Paperback | Prod. # 9780141331157 | British version | PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, FEB 2011

> See review in The Economist

Fifteen-year-old Aaron lives amongst the rubbish piles in the slums of Cairo. His job? To collect broken glass. His life? Wasted. His hope? To find a future he can believe in...




A RIOT OF GOLDFISH {HESPERUS WORLDWIDE} -- KANOKO OKAMOTO / J. KEITH VINCENT
108 | Paperback | Prod. # 9781843918523 | British version | HESPERUS PRESS LTD, NOV 2010

> See review in The Asian Review of Books

Obsession and desire swirl through these two novellas by Kanoko Okamato, as she describes Japanese society poised in a moment of peace before the world was torn apart by war.




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Asian review of books
Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History
Yiu-Wai Chu
    

Hong Kong is currently going through something of an identity crisis, both literally and figuratively. The literal crisis is the rise of a so-called “localist” political movement, some proponents of which have even called for Hong Kong... [ Read full review ]



 

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