The Malta Independent 8 May 2021, Saturday

Books

Leading a Double Life

Friday, 7 May 2021, 11:10 Last update: about 1 day ago

A swift look at the lending rubber stamp dates on the inside of books in Maltese at the public library will tell you that prose in the way of novels will instantly catch the eyes of those who love...

Written in stone

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 11:06 Last update: about 1 day ago Noel Grima

Ever since the primitive Maltese began to build the astonishing prehistoric temples, there has always been an intimate link between the Maltese and stone. In our days of construction frenzy, we might...

Parallel lives

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 09:42 Last update: about 11 days ago Noel Grima

With a whole list of books (mostly fiction) to his name, and some being turned into films, Robert Harris is one of the better known authors in today's English-speaking world. We may group many of...

Sant in spanking form

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 09:34 Last update: about 11 days ago

The Boston experience Boston in January can be cold, very cold. That grey late afternoon when I arrived on Wednesday 8 January 1975 at Logan Airport from Zaventem, Brussels, via Heathrow with...

Launch of revamped website www.maltaonlinebookshop.com

Sunday, 25 April 2021, 14:17 Last update: about 13 days ago

What started as a basic website, selling a self-published map of Malta by the name of ‘Discover Malta’ has, 25 years later, evolved into ‘ www.maltaonlinebookshop.com’ a...

The gunners' contribution in the defence of Malta

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 10:57 Last update: about 15 days ago Noel Grima

Retired Major Maurice G. Agius would be around 99 years old now, according to an interview he gave to my colleague Albert Galea, two-and-a-half years ago - around the same age as Prince...

Alfred Sant chronicles 17 years of conflict and transition

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:22 Last update: about 25 days ago

Alfred Sant's autobiography depicting 17 years (1975-1992) of conflict and transition all over the world, as well as in Malta, has been published by SKS Publishers to coincide with the Campus Book...

Il-Misteru tas-Sur Spir Spiteri

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:21 Last update: about 25 days ago

The story revolves around a well-to-do man, living on his own, in an old house. His only company is the maid, the nephew, the neighbour, the milkman and an old friend. One day, this man, Mr Spir...

The two faces of quarantine

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:20 Last update: about 25 days ago

The mostly read and talked about word across the world, during the past year-and-a-half, was and still is quarantine. The pandemic continues, alas, to perpetrate the same fears, to cause the same...

Fathers in anguish

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:18 Last update: about 25 days ago Noel Grima

Apart from its very unusual title, this is a very strange book, at least on the formal side of things. With over 1,000 chapters, some of less than a page, and converging towards the centre, rather...

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