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  • Celebrating a guardian of heritage and justice

    Celebrating a guardian of heritage and justice

    Din l-Art Ħelwa officials recently presented a copy of the book Maurice Caruana Curran – Guardian of Heritage and Justice to President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, who is also the patron of the heritage organisation founded by Judge Caruana Curran...

  • Compilation of Archbishop's homilies published

    Compilation of Archbishop's homilies published

    Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna’s homilies and messages have been compiled into a book Kelma ta’ Ħabib (third edition) published by the Curia. The 750-page book includes 170 speeches and 50 colour photos taken during celebrations in parishes and...

  • Chasing Mnemosyne

    Richard England:Chambers of MemoryKite 2018 It was Samuel Goldwyn who said that nobody should even think of writing his autobiography until after he is dead. Autobiographies tend to be good reads but they mostly end as self-serving exercises that...

  • A first-class documentary record

    A first-class documentary record

    Albert Ganado: Malta in World War II. Wartime Drawings by Alfred Gerada (1895-1968) Midsea Books, 2018. Alfred Gerada (1895-1968) is best known as the cartoonist associated for many, many years with Progress Press which he joined as press artist...

  • When Christmas never came

    What would winter be like without Christmas? Martina and Karl, who like all other children look forward to Christmas all year round, discover exactly that in Meta l-Milied Ma Ġiex, the year when Christmas never came. How did that happen? Well,...

  • One good turn…

    “In Malta there’s no poverty.” We love to repeat this statement over and over, maybe because it assuages our conscience or maybe because it makes us feel like we’re living in a bed of roses. We replay this statement so much that now we believe it...

  • A history of Malta writ in tokens

    A history of Malta writ in tokens

    Save one former publication, issued in 1999 by Bob Lyall, in which Tony Stivala assisted the author by placing his own collection for study, no other publication has ever been published on the subject of Maltese tokens. However, one can find...

  • Encyclopaedia of local nobility

    Works on the hereditary or merit-based aristocracy of Malta are not lacking, however, Giovanni Bonello says Charles A. Gauci’s book The Peerage and Knightage in Malta is “different”. “It has more density and more intensity. The author is...

  • Questions of faith and science

    Pope John Paul II described faith and reason as being “like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth, and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth”. Knowledge and the search for truth are an...

  • Read through…

    A different view of the world Maltese scholar Oliver Friggieri says that the 20 identical short stories in Carmel Conti’s book Ix-Xalpa Turkwas (The turquois scarf) offer a subjective picture and visual interpretations aimed at contributing to the...

  • Parallel Coexistences

    Parallel Coexistences

    Alex Attard: Parallel Existences: The Notarial Archives: A photographer’s inspiration.Kite Publishing, 2018. Books, in this case the 22,000 volumes of notarial deeds housed at the Notarial Archives in Valletta, are a means to an end – they are...

  • Finances for diplomats

    John A Consiglio: Finance Readings for Diplomats. MEDAC Publications in Mediterranean IR and Diplomacy, 2018. John Consiglio is an ardent reader and a prolific writer. He is also a friend, I dare say my mentor, an inspiring person who has always...

  • Encounters with Malta and Gozo

    Encounters with Malta and Gozo

    Lawrence Pavia: Trevelyan and Fedden: Encounters with Malta and Gozo Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, 2018. Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden were not only eminent British artists of the 20th century, but were partners in marriage who through their...

  • What is life?

    Jean Buttigieg: The Human Genome as Common Heritage of Mankind)Ibidem, 2018. The Department of Philosophy (University of Malta) and the Students’ Philosophical Society, recently launched and celebrated Jean Buttigieg’s new publication, titled The...

  • Book signing

    Patricia Salomone will be signing copies of My Pizza and Toffee Apples in the ’50s at Agenda Bookshop in Ta’ l-Ibraġ, just opposite the church tomorrow from 10am to 1.30pm. The book is dedicated to her mother Anna, who was her inspiration, and to...

  • Pirates ahoy!

    Pirates ahoy!

    Merlin Publishers have gone buccaneer with their latest series of children’s books Il-Pirati and the adventures of Tommy and Marija. Tommy and Marija are not your average siblings. Well they are, in the sense that like every other brother and...

  • Dürer in Malta

    Dürer in Malta

    Midsea Books’ prestigious publication Dürer in Malta honours one of the greatest German artists. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) worked in various media, but is most renowned for his exquisite copperplate and woodcut engravings. Their outstanding...

  • New book on the Maltese Vittoriesi

    A new book by Arnold Cassola uncovers the names of over 300 Maltese who were buried in Vittoria, Sicily, and its neighbouring seaside town, Scoglitti, during the course of two centuries, from 1628 till 1846.  The book, which is  based on research...

  • Faiza’s polyptych

    John P. Portelli: Kulħadd barra Fajża (Everyone but Faiza)Horizons, 2018. John P. Portelli’s latest offering by way of his fast-growing body of literary works is a new novel with shades of mystery and intrigue painted from an existential palette...

  • A web of narrative

    A web of narrative

    With a presence as intense as it is captivating, it is little wonder that Jon Aeydn King is as dynamic as his writings. With two books already under his belt, he returns with PostHuman Blaze, an illustrated photography and what he is terming a...