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  • Peter Serracino Inglott biography goes international

    Hailed as the latest icon in Commonwealth biographies, Daniel Massa’s recently published PSI Kingmaker: Life, thought and adventures of Peter Serracino Inglott has now gone inter-national. The European Association for Commonwealth Literature and...

  • The pain and passion of Hemingway’s wives

    The pain and passion of Hemingway’s wives

    For a writer who explored the world of men without women, Ernest Hemingway certainly liked to have women around him. The Nobel Prize-winning author had four wives in all with barely a day between each changeover, as well as friendships with Ava...

  • Religion and the theatre

    Mario Azzopardi: Verġni Sagri, Demonji u Boloħ għal Alla. Horizons, 2013. 287 pp. “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players…” Thus wrote Shakespeare, in his play As You Like It... and in these two lines the Bard embodied...

  • Six centuries of charting Maltese terrirtorial waters

    William Soler and Albert Ganado, The Charting of Maltese Waters, BDL Publishing, Malta 2013, 140 pp It may at first seem strange for one to feel so greatly enthusiastic about a book of nautical charts, but the latest publication by William Soler...

  • Science against religion

    Geoffrey G. Attard, John Henry Newman: Appostlu tal-Konvertiti. Self-published, 2013. 100 pp The 19th century set the stage for the fiercest ever battle between science and religion. This century was also spanned by the lifetime of a thinker who...

  • New book on learning

    Springer Publications has published a new book on social and emotional learning by Carmel Cefai, University of Malta, together with Valeria Caviani from the University of Pavia. Social and Emotional Education in Primary School: Integrating Theory...

  • A convent for fallen women

    Christine Muscat: Magdalene Nuns and Penitent Prostitutes. Valletta, BDL Publishing, Malta 2013, 255 pp. For many years after the war, the church of the Magdalene in Merchants Street, Valletta, experienced an ignoble existence, even serving at one...

  • Dictionary of medical terms published

    A first-ever English-Maltese Dictionary of Pharmaceutical and Medical Terms is now available for sale. Compiled by Kirsty Camilleri with the collaboration of Ruth Bonnici, Miran Sapiano and Eliza Vella, the dictionary contains 15,993 translated...

  • President George Abela’s biography launch and signing

    President George Abela’s biography launch and signing

    President George Abela will be signing copies of his biography, George Abela – Qalb in-Nies, during a launch weekend. The book delves into the life of President Abela from birth up to his presidency, as seen by those who worked close to him and...

  • Stories and sense(s)

    Stories and sense(s)

    What is Malta to Teodor Reljic? “If I could answer that in a sentence, I wouldn’t have written the book,” he says. Two’s Malta, seen through the eyes of a young boy, William, who has just moved here from the UK, is an assortment of sights, sounds,...

  • Literary hoax that fooled UK high society in 18th century

    Literary hoax that fooled UK high society in 18th century

    With its tales of underground palaces and a diet of vipers’ blood for breakfast, it was one of the great literary hoaxes of the 18th century – now a work of travel fantasy which fooled high society. The History of Formosa gives a fantastical...

  • The philosophy of management

    Charles Buttigieg: Born to Lead. Malta Institute of Management, 2013. 189 pp. This commemorative book, with its distinctive steel blue and gold cover, dressed in a black and red sleeve, makes great reading for managers of firms and...

  • Book on Freedom Day sheds new light on Mintoff’s undertakings

    A new book researched by historian Mark Camilleri is expected to reveal hitherto unknown documents related to events leading to Freedom Day. The book, Jum il-Ħelsien: Il-mixja lejn il-31 ta’ Marzu tal-1979 (Freedom Day: The road leading to March...

  • Correction

    The review of Manuel Borda’s book, Free at last! The Road to Reconciliation, that appeared last Sunday was carried out by Norbert Ellul-Vincenti and not by Norbert Attard.

  • New picture books for the very young

    New picture books for the very young

    Bedtime reading to and with children has long been one of the best ways to get children into the reading habit, as early as possible in life. It’s never too early to start enjoying a book – yet only too often that book is an English one, because...

  • Notes on a peaceful life

    Steven Zammit: The Sweet Kiss of Awareness. Malta University Publishing, 2113. 112 pp. The main aim of Steven Zammit’s book is evidently to raise public awareness in the regard of various aspects of daily life, and to propose practical approaches...

  • Father, why did you abandon me?

    Manuel Borda: Free at Last! The Road to Reconciliation. Strategic Book Publishing and Rights, 2013. 305 pp. Poet and critic Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts in the US, says that “although Roman Catholicism...

  • Blackadder actor receives accolade for children’s tale

    Blackadder actor receives accolade for children’s tale

    That’s a turnip for the books – Sir Tony Robinson, famed for his role as Baldrick in Blackadder, has landed a top children’s literature prize. The actor, also noted for his years fronting Channel 4’s Time Team, has collected a Blue Peter Book...

  • US novelist Saunders wins prize for short fiction

    US author George Saunders won the Story Prize for his bestselling short story collection Tenth of December, which has been lauded for its formal innovation and keen eye to people’s darker aspects. Saunders, 55, topped finalists Andrea Barrett’s...

  • The science of ageing gracefully

    Joseph Troisi and Hans-Joachim Von Kondratowitz (eds), Ageing in the Mediterranean. Policy Press, 2013. 384 pp. What is it like to age, if not gracefully at least comfortably, in the Mediterranean? In what ways do state and regional policies...

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