The Malta Independent 26 April 2017, Wednesday

Books

Three new books for the very young

Monday, 17 April 2017, 15:06 Last update: about 6 days ago

Merlin Publishers has launched three brand new titles for the very young. With only one line of text per page these books target children aged four-plus, who are exploring the new world of actually...

The eco-policy that did not work

Monday, 17 April 2017, 14:58 Last update: about 8 days ago Noel Grima

More than enough time has now passed after the events described in this book and we may now analyse the facts described with more detachment and objectivity. Concurrent with Malta's accession to...

FIRST: 10 of our favourite children’s books of all time...

Monday, 17 April 2017, 10:01 Last update: about 8 days ago First Magazine

Peepo! by Janet and Allan Ahlberg This is a glimpse into the world of a baby surrounded by love, the warmth of home and washing drying in front of the fire. The late Janet Ahlberg's...

'The Keeper of Lost Things' has unexpected twists, turns

Saturday, 15 April 2017, 15:22 Last update: about 14 days ago

Did you ever consider there is a story behind seemingly discarded items that one may find on the street or in public gathering spaces? In "The Keeper of Lost Things," Ruth Hogan explores this...

Louise Erdrich wins fiction prize from book critics

Friday, 14 April 2017, 15:21 Last update: about 14 days ago

Louise Erdrich's "LaRose" has won the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction, an honor she first received more than 30 years ago for her debut novel "Love Medicine." Erdrich's story of a...

Heston bio returns star of 'Ben-Hur' to epic stature

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 15:20 Last update: about 14 days ago

Talk about your movie miracles: As a struggling stage actor Charlton Heston was down to posing nude for art classes to pay his rent in New York. Thirteen years later, he was posing with an Academy...

'Cork Dork' celebrates wine, sommeliers

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 15:19 Last update: about 14 days ago

Sommelier is a simple yet mysterious job title. The most basic translation from the French might be wine expert, but then how exactly does one attain that status? Bianca Bosker decided to find...

Acclaimed and off-beat magazine The Believer has new owner

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 15:16 Last update: about 14 days ago

A highly praised and proudly off-beat literary magazine, where contributors have ranged from Nick Hornby and Anne Carson to Leslie Jamison and Daniel Handler, is changing ownership. The Believer,...

Crossing

Monday, 10 April 2017, 15:09 Last update: about 6 days ago

Dr Lydia Buttigieg   Crossing - a creative project which constitutes a series of culminations of artistic perceptions that combines both music and the visual arts. It is expressed by...

'The Wanderers' is mission-to-Mars fiction with a twist

Sunday, 9 April 2017, 14:18 Last update: about 20 days ago

In "The Wanderers," a private corporation called Prime Space is financing the first crewed mission to Mars and training three astronauts: an American woman, a Russian man and a Japanese...

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