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  • Fined for blowing Rowling cover

    A lawyer who blew J.K. Rowling’s cover when she wrote a detective novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith has been fined £1,000 and received a written warning from a British legal watchdog. Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, which...

  • Not-so-elementary dispute, Watson

    It’s the kind of puzzle that might have amused Sherlock Holmes himself. Now that copyright protections have expired on nearly all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales about the pipe-puffing detective in the deerstalker hat, are writers free to depict...

  • The challenge of rightly interpreting the story

    A recent statistic I encountered was that over 250 million images are posted each day on Facebook alone! When one looks at the large majority of these pictures, one is many times at a loss in finding any worth investigating and reflecting on. This...

  • Packaging the world

    Darrin Zammit-Lupi (Ed); Times Photography Annual 2013. Allied Publications, 2013. 192 pp. The camera is apt, loaded, ready to select that infinitesimal moment in time; preserving it for all to see and share. This is what the camera does best. No...

  • The establishment of a profession in education

    George Cassar: The Emergence of a Maltese Teacher Corps: From modest origins to strength in unity 1800-1919. Malta University Publishing, 2012. 243 pp. Of the many studies on the development of education in Malta, most have focused on more recent...

  • Book traces history of Chamber of Commerce

    Signifying an exciting step in the history of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, the publication La Borsa – The People, The Building, The History provides an insight into the intricate world of a multi-faceted business...

  • Memories of World War II Malta

    Laurence Mizzi: Dizzjunarju ta’ Malta fil-Gwerra. Klabb Kotba Maltin, 2013. 96 pp. Laurence Mizzi is the author of readable and informative books about Malta in World War II, mainly in Maltese but with a couple also in English. In this new book,...

  • Troglodyte marriages

    Joseph Borg: Documents on Għar il-Kbir, Malta 1588-1733. Union Print, 2013. 248 pp. One of the most fascinating places to visit on the Maltese islands, especially for those who are interested in both history and archaeology, is Għar il-Kbir, which...

  • The tough journey of life

    Emily Barbaro-Sant, Siltiet mill-Imgħoddi ta’ Ħajti, A&M Printing, 2011. 265 pp. It was way back in the mid-1990s that I heard for the first time of Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani, the Benedictine nun of the Mdina Monastery whose cause for...

  • National Book Prize kids’ category winner

    A book narrating the true life story of an Eritrean, who found refuge in Malta, earned Clare Azzopardi first prize in the 2013 National Book Prize – children’s category. The book, Kidane – Ġrajja ta’ Tama/A Story of Hope, was the result of a...

  • Malala wins UK book prize

    Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking up for education and women’s rights, has now become an award-winning author. The 16-year-old and journalist Christina Lamb won the Magic FM Non-fiction Book of...

  • German state drops plan for a reprint of Hitler’s Mein Kampf

    The German state of Bavaria announced on Wednesday it had scrapped plans to publish a new academic reprint of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf with critical commentary when its legal power to ban the book expires in 2015. The southern German state owns...

  • Recording 50 years of management

    The Malta Institute of Management (MIM) has launched its 50th anniversary celebrations with the publication of a commemorative book with the theme Born to Lead. The MIM was the brainchild of a small group of young Maltese business executives at...

  • Interpreting human space

    In his book Species of Spaces (Espèces d’espaces), French writer George Perec explored the spaces he dealt with daily – be it the empty page of a book or the bedroom – and transformed the ordinary into something different. Dancers and...

  • A study on St Augustine

    Peter Paul Cachia: Kif Taqra l-‘Istqarrijiet’ ta’ Santu Wistin. Maltese Augustinian Province, 2013. 123 pp. More than two decades ago, in 1989, the Maltese Augustinian Province published a scholarly translation of St Augustine’s immortal...

  • Alfred Sant’s new collection of books

    The latest collection of tales by Alfred Sant, Ċpar, offers a follow-up to his bestselling collection from four years ago, Pupu fil-Baħar. As in the latter, the new tales create a climate of uncertainty about what the main characters are...

  • Artist’s biography of essays, drawings

    Focusing on a collection of still-life drawings, figure and portrait drawings, paintings from sculptures and nudes, Godwin Cutajar’s recently published The Unfinished Monograph is presented in an uncommon format that follows a scrapbook...

  • Literature in translation

    Taking readers on a journey through the literary world of Camus, Moravia, Lawrence, Fussenegger, Borges, Unamuno, Friggieri, Mejlak, Hardy and Maughan, among others, Literature in Translation/Il-Letteratura fit-Traduzzjoni was recently released by...

  • For lovers of Roman mythology

    Horatio Caesar Roger Vella: Properzju Eleġiji. Assisi, 2012. 107 pp. The name Horatio Caesar Roger Vella does not need any introduction, and it is certainly familiar with the reading public of the Maltese islands. His name was immortalised for...

  • First e-book platform for Maltese readers launched

    Ever wanted to read e-books in Maltese? The question applies to the increasing number of Maltese who prefer to read a Maltese book electronically and also to Maltese who are living abroad. The added advantage for the latter is that now they can...

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