The Malta Independent 10 July 2020, Friday


Media scheme for exhibitors at the Malta Book Festival 2020

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 11:10 Last update: about 1 day ago

The National Book Council would like to announce the launch of a media scheme for prospective exhibitors of the Malta Book Festival 2020. Applicants may send in their application forms by 14...

The Dardanelles and the 'British lake' - Part 5

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 09:57 Last update: about 2 days ago Noel Grima

An English visitor to Gibraltar in 1830 found the town so squalid that he thought the only thing to do was to pull it down. Poor sanitation made it even unhealthier than Valletta. In the same...

Britain and Malta – economic growth in time of war - Part 4

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 09:33 Last update: about 9 days ago Noel Grima

The Catholic Church, however, scarcely welcomed an influx of anti-clerical radicals, and the modus vivendi between Maitland’s regime and the Catholic hierarchy was assisted by a shared suspicion...

An imaginative children’s guide to the pandemic

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 11:07 Last update: about 15 days ago

The China Cultural Centre in Malta in collaboration with the philanthropic website of Life Tree Books ( is publishing free access to 9 colourfully illustrated children's...

Britain and Malta – economic growth in time of war - Part 3

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 10:41 Last update: about 16 days ago Noel Grima

Blue-water empire Author: Robert HollandPublisher: Allen LanePages: 439pp Around 1815, the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, Lord Bathurst told his Cabinet colleagues that the...

Britain's first steps in Malta – Part 2

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 12:49 Last update: about 16 days ago Noel Grima

On the outbreak of war with revolutionary France in February 1793, Royal Navy warships in the Mediterranean were both depleted and dispersed. The key concern was how to bottle up the French fleet...

Melitensium Amor (Part 1)

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 12:33 Last update: about 28 days ago Noel Grima

This will not be the normal book review as any that I have been writing on these pages. The reason is that in my opinion the book under review offers a novel point of view on Malta's history in the...

Book reveals 2 fathers linked by grief to 2015 Paris attacks

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 07:34 Last update: about 2 months ago

Lola Salines happily accepted the last-minute concert ticket from a friend the night of Nov. 13, 2015. At 28, the Parisian had already created her own brand at a prestigious French publishing house,...

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