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  • A poet’s struggle for sanity

    Paul P. Borg:Maqful fil-ħabs ta’ ġbini: il-poeta tat-tbatija, Carmel AttardHorizons, 2015. 768pp. Paul P. Borg, a prolific author whose heart is always in what he writes, has produced this weighty tome that combines a complex analytical biography...

  • Garibaldi’s two unsung Maltese seafarer heroes

    Abraham Borg,Garibaldi’s Maltese Corsairs 1837Midsea Books, 2015, pp 153 The destinies of Giuseppe Garibaldi, Malta and the Italian Risorgimento intertwined inextricably. The Italian general who more than anyone else helped forge a free and united...

  • Early-reading in Maltese for children

    Is your child just getting started with independent reading in Maltese? Then what you’re probably looking for, and struggling to find enough of, are books with very basic text, a maximum of one line per page, and lots of repetition and...

  • A handy identification guide

    Edwin Lanfranco, Guido Bonett:Wild Flowers of the Maltese IslandsBDL Ltd, 2015. 208pp The last decade has seen the publication of several books about Maltese natural history. These works, whether serious scientific tomes aimed at students of...

  • Third volume of biographical series focuses on Herbert Ganado

    The third volume from the Horizons series Bejn Storja u Miti, focusing on lawyer and politician Herbert Ganado, is now available. Ganado is considered one of the most interesting personalities of the 20th century, famous for his four volumes Rajt...

  • Rowling feared first Harry Potter follow-up could not match its success

    Rowling feared first Harry Potter follow-up could not match its success

    JK Rowling revealed the "triumph" of getting her first Harry Potter novel published in America was soured by the fear that her next work could never match its success. The author said she was always confident readers would like her books, provided...

  • Slush Pile

    Slush Pile

    I do love my rituals. Binge-watching Scandal, plus Indian take-away. Glass of Merlot while starting to read a new thriller. Post-lecture New York Best. Sunday morning espresso and newspapers. Yes, I know they all involve food or drink. Other...

  • A captivating, harrowing true story

    A captivating, harrowing true story

    Mikela Fenech Pace,Stolen ChildhoodJacqueline’s True StoryKite Group, 2015. Stolen Childhood is one of the most gripping and captivating books I have ever read. Spanning a 35-year period, it tells the harrowing true story of Jacky, a Welsh woman...

  • Ageing and later life experience

    Marvin Formosa and Charles Scerri (eds),Population Ageing in Malta: Multidisciplinary PerspectivesMalta University Press, Msida, Malta,2015; 380pp 1,217 pp.ISBN: 978-99909-45-79-9, (pbk). €35.00 This is certainly a book for our times. Not a day...

  • Bringing Valletta to life

    Monique Basley,Curiosity walks in Valletta - A guide with an interactive site Publishing another tourist guide about Malta is normally accepted as routine but Malte, La Valette – Parcours-promenades dans la capitale by Monique Basley managed to...

  • Getting to know our artists

    Laurence Mizzi,Artisti mill-qrib: ġabra ta' intervisti ma' artisti Maltin. Horizons.ISBN 978-99957-38-83-9 Laurence Mizzi's book reproduces a series of interviews with Maltese artists he conducted in the late 1980s and early 1990s for the...

  • Creating simple events

    Creating simple events

    Horizons Communications has published another book written by Salv Sammut, Xbihat fuq it-Tila (Figures in a Landscape). The title instantly implies an element of symbolism and metaphor of imagined characters allegorically painted on life’s canvas...

  • Photo book on Gozo’s coastline

    Photo book on Gozo’s coastline

    Gozitan photographer Anthony Grech has released a book entitled Gozo – The Enchanting Coastline. It features over 80 photos of the coastline of Gozo and Comino, including its beaches, cliffs and historical structures. The book launch was also...

  • True to his calling

    True to his calling

    Ugo Mifsud Bonnici,Konvinzjoni u EsperjenzaKlabb Kotba Maltin, 2015. 1,217 pp. President Emeritus Ugo Mifsud’s monumental autobiography is much more than a chronological and very detailed narration of his public life. Its three sections...

  • New theology publication

    The Faculty of Theology and the Foundation for Theological Studies at the University of Malta recently launched a new publication, The Quest for Authenticity and Human Dignity, edited by Emmanuel Agius, dean of the Faculty of Theology, and Hector...

  • A landscape that’s still evolving

    A landscape that’s still evolving

    With the Malta Book Festival opening this week, Iggy Fenech sits down with two Maltese publishing heavyweights to discover how local literature is faring. Over the last few years, the publishing industry in Malta has blossomed. Everything from...

  • A story of love and solidarity

    A story of love and solidarity

    LEAH: Zahna Xuereb & Maria Mifsud. Kite Group, 2015. PP Leah was a very young girl, a six-year-old child who died of a very severe and incurable cancer at the beginning of this year. In this nearly 200-page book her mother, Zhana, a Bulgarian by...

  • The politics of accumulation

    Paul Clough,Morality and Economic Growth in Rural West Africa. IndigenousAccumulation in HausalandBerghahn, 2015. 442 pp. This book is the product of research which the author, Paul Clough, carried out over more than 20 years, among the Hausa...

  • Maltese for Foreigners: Medical Maltese

    Maltese for Foreigners: Medical Maltese

    After publishing the Maltese/English book series titled Maltese for Foreigners, Charles Daniel Saliba recently completed two new books, Medical Words & Phrases in Maltese and Speaking Medical Maltese 1, to supplement this series. Medical Words &...

  • More literary focus for book festival

    More literary focus for book festival

    Following on last year’s successful format, this year’s edition of the Malta Book Festival comes packed with even more literary focus and a packed cultural programme of events. Last year’s edition was attended by around 30,000 people and this...

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