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  • Tisjir Mill-Qalb on sale today

    Tisjir Mill-Qalb on sale today

    The annual recipe book Tisjir Mill-Qalb 2017 is out for sale today, raising money for the Malta Community Chest Fund. Apart from a celebration of culinary delights, the publication recognises all those Maltese chefs who have sought a future away...

  • Human rights work still ‘relevant’

    Mainly Human Rights: Studies in Honour of J.J. Cremona. Foundation Internationale de Malte, 2017 (second revised edition).Salvino Busuttil (ed.) The late Ambassador Prof. Salvino Busuttil had concluded, prior to his demise, the second revised...

  • This will break your heart

    Nadia Mifsud Mutschler: Ir-Rota Daret Dawra (kważi) SħiħaMerlin Publishers, 2017. This is the book that broke my heart and still made me love it, the one that I am recommending whole-heartedly even though reading is guaranteed to make you sad. Why...

  • Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Palazzo Falson

    Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Palazzo Falson

    Treasures Of Malta (Summer 2017).Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti,2017. The latest issue of Treasures of Malta (Summer 2017, No. 69, Vol. XXIII, No. 3) is somewhat more special than usual as it commemorates the 10th anni­versary of the opening of...

  • Workbooks ideal for students with concentration issues adapted for Maltese market

    Workbooks ideal for students with concentration issues adapted for Maltese market

    With life becoming more distracting for young children, a local publisher has adapted two workbooks that are ideal for students with concentration issues or ADHD – a first for Malta. Children are nowadays constantly bombarded with information,...

  • Book on Ta' Braxia to be launched

    Book on Ta' Braxia to be launched

    Conrad Thake is soon debutting his work on the Ta'Braxia Cemetery by the famous E.L. Galizia, who was also the mind behind the Turkish Ottoman Cemetery. He will be providing a talk about his work for Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar at the Italian...

  • Harry Potter still casting his spell over Bloomsbury revenues

    Harry Potter still casting his spell over Bloomsbury revenues

    Harry Potter is continuing to work his magic for publisher Bloomsbury 20 years after his debut, with special editions of his first adventure helping revenue rise 15%. Bloomsbury released new editions of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the...

  • Saunders wins Man Booker prize with his first full-length novel

    Saunders wins Man Booker prize with his first full-length novel

    American author George Saunders has been handed this year's Man Booker Prize for his first full-length novel. Lincoln In The Bardo, which focuses on the night Abraham Lincoln laid his 11-year-old son to rest in 1862, was hailed as "utterly...

  • Female encounters in 18th century Malta

    Female encounters in 18th century Malta

    Women in 18th Century Malta is a new publication which brings together various aspects of women’s lives in 18th century Malta, including the work they did, their involvement in religion and magic as well as  their interaction and encounters with...

  • 'We have stopped producing gentlemen in politics'

    'We have stopped producing gentlemen in politics'

    Satirical writer Wayne Flask returns to the public eye with the launch of his debut novel, Kapitali, a true-to-life frolic that throws new Labourites, Nationalists and shadowy businessmen into one melting pot of dark humour. Interview by Ramona...

  • Book festival to open with conference on truth in literature

    Book festival to open with conference on truth in literature

    Since the Malta Book Fair was re-designated as the Malta Book Festival in 2013, each edition of the festival has been characterised by a theme chosen for its relevance to the current socio-political environment. This year’s edition is no...

  • The dame of World War II

    The dame of World War II

    Prince Charles will tomorrow attend a ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the awarding of the George Cross to Malta. Diana Mackintosh, 98, vividly recalls those momentous days and recounts them in her biography – Unsinkable – to be published next...

  • ‘Revolutionising’ the way to visit the Maltese islands

    The third edition of Malta Treasure Hunts by Island Publications has been launched. Devised, written and illustrated by veteran journalist Terence Mirabelli, the 64-page booklet contains a series of themed hunts that will take tourists and...

  • One in five UK parents do not read with their primary school age children

    One in five UK parents do not read with their primary school age children

    New research commissioned by BookPeople.co.uk for its annual Bedtime Story Competition has revealed that 20% of UK parents spend no time at all reading with their primary school aged children. The findings of the YouGov survey also revealed that...

  • Creating fairy tales in Maltese

    Sean Caruana Webster, 29, is currently working on a series of fairy tale books in Maltese called Stejjer Imsaħħra (Enchanted stories). Sbejħa u l-Bhima (Beauty and the Beast) is the first fairy tale to be published. Born and bred in Żurrieq,...

  • Lupu Lupettu on holiday

    It’s the summer holidays. Which means that the words “I’m – bor-ed” are often ringing around houses, usually emanating from little voices be­longing to young­sters flopped on the sofa. Do not despair. There’s hope yet. Next time your...

  • New children’s novels for exciting reading

    New children’s novels for exciting reading

    What do ballerinas, fashion journalists, space travellers, dragons, robots and cake monsters have in common? They are all starring in the new range of children’s novels in Maltese and are the perfect characters to make summer holiday reading...

  • The sun in his vision

    The sun in his vision

    Kenneth Wain: Who Looks at the Sun Anymore?Horizons, 2017. Who Looks at the Sun Anymore? is Kenneth Wain’s collective in the field of poetry. His dedication: “To my parents… who conceived me a poet”, may sound to some readers a little presumptive,...

  • The Hanging Wonders Of St John’s

    The Hanging Wonders Of St John’s

    Cynthia De Giorgio: Woven Splendour. The Tapestries at the Conventual Church of the Knights of Malta Midsea Books,  2017. For the next couple of years at least, we will not be able to admire the magnificent set of tapestries that Grand Master...

  • Book festival in Gozo

    Book festival in Gozo

    The National Book Council has prepared a treat for all book lovers this summer: the Summer Book Festival – Gozo, a two-day event packed with cultural activi­ties based around the themes of youth literature and poetry, besides being a fully-fledged...