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THE WITCH OF PORTOBELLO 9780007251841 Paulo Coelho "Paulo Coelho, one of the world's best loved storytellers, is back with a riveting new novel set in London. This is the story of Athena, or Sherine, to give her the name she was baptised with. Her life is pieced together through a series of recorded interviews with those people who knew her well or hardly at all — parents, colleagues, teachers, friends, acquaintances, her ex-husband. The novel unravels Athena's mysterious beginnings, via an orphanage in Romania, to a childhood in Beirut. When war breaks out, her adoptive family move with her to London, where a dramatic turn of events occurs! Athena, who has been dubbed 'the Witch of Portobello' for her seeming powers of prophecy, disappears dramatically, leaving those who knew her to solve the mystery of her life and abrupt departure. This gripping new novel is filled with the themes Paulo fans know and love: spirituality, relationships, destiny, freedom." HK$165.00 Fiction
THE GREAT WALL 9781843542155 JULIA LOVELL Legendarily 2,200 years old and 4,300 miles long, China's Great Wall seems to be a confident physical statement made by an advanced civilization, anxious to draw a line between itself and the 'barbarians' at its borders. But behind the Wall's intimidating exterior, and the myths that have built up around it, lies a history far more fragmented and far less illustrious than its crowds of modern-day tourists might imagine. In this epic history exploring the conquests and cataclysms of the Chinese empire over the past 3,000 years, Julia Lovell restores a human dimension to this astonishing structure: examining the emperors who planned new phases of building; the people who constructed, lived and guarded the walls; and the millions who died - of overwork, starvation, cold and combat. "The Great Wall" is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand China's past, present and future. HK$165.00 History
Off-ramps and On-ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success 1422101029 Sylvia Ann Hewlett With talent shortages looming over the next decade, what can companies do to attract and retain the large number of professional women who are forced off the career highway?

By documenting the successful efforts of a group of cutting-edge global companies to retain talented women and reintegrate them if they’ve already left, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps answers this critical question. Working closely with companies such as Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner, General Electric and others, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett identifies what works and why. Based on firsthand experience with these companies, along with extensive data that provides the most comprehensive and nuanced portrait of women's career paths, this book documents the actions forward-thinking companies must take to reverse the female brain drain and ensure their access to talent over the long term.

HK$161.00 Business & Management
開瓶-林裕森的葡萄酒飲記 9789867039477 林裕森 很多書教你如何辨識酒標、認識葡萄品種,如何評鑑葡萄酒,如何成為葡萄酒專家,卻很少有書會告訴你,要如何自在享受葡萄酒世界裡的無限美好。這或許是因為「享受葡萄酒」這件事說起來實在太抽象,看似容易卻又很難用客觀的尺規來度量。本書卻能喚醒我們對葡萄酒最原始的熱情,以單純的初心,用感官逐一探索、細細感覺,眼前的每一支獨一無二的葡萄酒。但這並不僅僅是一本純粹談談風花雪月的散文集。透過幽默風趣、風格獨具的文字短篇,你可以得到葡萄酒專家不會告訴你的有趣常識,例如:什麼樣的葡萄酒「好熱」?什麼樣的葡萄酒有「很多條腿」?葡萄酒品嘗家所學會的第一件事是「吐」?什麼樣的白酒不「濕」?你患有「葡萄酒偏食症」嗎?…無論你是剛開始修學分的葡萄酒入門者,或是已具備葡萄酒專家的候選資格,只要你仍真心期待與葡萄酒談一場美麗戀情,都歡迎翻開此書,展開屬於你的酒杯裡的感官之旅 HK$93.00 烹飪
五體不滿足完全版 9789861331843 乙武洋匡 天生沒手沒腳的我,以超級獨特的姿態誕生,令周遭的人大吃一驚。「好可愛」──從我媽嘴裡說出的這句話,完全超出在場眾人的預期。這場「母子初見面」的成功,我認為遠比旁人眼中的意義更大!《五體不滿足》出版後,我歷經了無數的邂逅機緣,而且全都是帶給我刺激與關愛的美好邂逅。這樣的邂逅,讓我的確有了成長。努力不斷超越自我的乙武,這次更盡情享受生命的不完美,展現樂觀、獨特的乙武式風格! HK$83.00 勵志