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Books

  • Paintings by Doris Micallef

    Doris Micallef: Paintings of Malta. 2011, Dormax Press. 168 pp. Paintings of Malta presents a visual image of the beauty of the Maltese islands: a collection of paintings by Doris Micallef. Going through the pages, one can get a glimpse of various...

  • Storytelling for children

    A storytelling event for children, called Legends from the Middle Ages, is being held as part of this year’s Medieval Mdina Festival. The event offers children an opportunity to learn about what happened in Malta and in Europe during the Middle...

  • The slush pile

    So that’s another one off my bucket list: joining a book club. (That’s me, living on the edge, right?) For our first meeting the book to read was John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars. Green is an American, young adult, fiction author who is a...

  • Who runs the world?

    Clare Azzopardi: Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajħ. Merlin Publishers. 2014. 157 pp. Feminist literature has a bit of a scary ring to it, so I am quite wary of using this label. However, Clare Azzopardi’s Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajh, fits the description...

  • Maltese honey to Maltese robots

    Maltese honey to Maltese robots

    Truth is stranger than fiction. Researchers at the University of Malta are building technologies that will help robots speak and understand Maltese, others are finding out if there is life in outer space, or using fruit flies to understand human...

  • From Islam to Christianity

    Charlene Vella: The Mediterranean artistic context of Late Medieval Malta, 1091-1530. Midsea Books. 240 pp This handsome volume comes with an important recommendation by a prominent British specialist in Renissance art history, Donal Cooper, who...

  • What happened to William in Malta

    Teodor Reljic:Two. Merlin Publishers, 2014. 144 pp Maltese summertime suffuses Teodor Reljic’s short debut novel as the setting for an English-Maltese family visit to the grand-parents that takes a tragic twist. Nine-year-old William is our...

  • 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...

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