There is a certain pleasure (however smug) in being ahead of the curve when spotting a particularly gifted writer, and a certain regret when the masses catch up with your discovery. The latter, of course, is the state desired by author and publisher, and Peter May has now made the transition from connoisseurs’ taste to popular bestseller.
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Wednesday 05 June 2013
Now... Depart this month for a break in rural Portugal. Sunvil has four nights' B&B at two Pousadas (historic hotels) split between Estremoz and Alcacer do Sal, with TAP flights from Heathrow to Lisbon, car hire and one dinner for £542 per person. Sunvil.co.uk
Monday 27 May 2013
Tiny North Atlantic nation repeatedly defies EU over herring and mackerel quotas
Saturday 25 May 2013
Forty eight people have been rescued from a passenger boat after it hit a rock on a Welsh island this afternoon, coastguards said.
Friday 17 May 2013
Adventurers with a keen eye sight and loud vocal chords are being offered the chance to explore the Arctic with scientists, in a three week job contract as polar bear spotter.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Less than £200... For £199pp, Cresta Holidays is offering a three-night jaunt to Bruges this summer. The package includes accommodation at the Flanders Hotel in the heart of the city with breakfast and return Eurostar from London St Pancras on 19 August. Crestaholidays.co.uk
Saturday 11 May 2013
Take your pick of seven new properties on the Greek Islands available through Ionian Villas (01935 477196; ionian-villas.co.uk). "Artist's Villa" on Paxos, built in 2011, has three bedrooms and sits on a hilltop surrounded by olive groves overlooking Gaios port. It costs from £1,330 for a week's rental. Meanwhile, two-bedroom "Morpheus", a newly completed property on Antipaxos, is one of only four villas with swimming pools that are available to rent on the island. It costs from £1,120 for a week, including rental of a Suzuki 4x4. International travel costs are not included.
Sunday 07 April 2013
Tristan da Cunha, a British territory stranded in the South Atlantic, is having trouble recruiting a new priest
Friday 29 March 2013
Applicants should speak fluent English and Finnish, with Russian considered an additional bonus
Sunday 24 March 2013
Barentsburg in the Svalbard archipelago is a curious Soviet relic best explored by snowmobile, says Chris Leadbeater
Monday 18 March 2013
One of the experts behind the critically acclaimed documentary Frozen Planet, is in hot water in Norway over “disturbing” polar bears for another BBC show while filming them in the wild.
Sunday 17 March 2013
Invasive – and tenacious – South American shrub affecting plants and damaging sheep
Tuesday 12 March 2013
All those so-called expert predictions about Old Albion trampling all over the Kiwi colonials are looking pretty hollow now. So here we go again. England, without being cocky, arrogant or complacent, should defeat New Zealand by some distance in the second Test which begins at the Basin Reserve tomorrow.
Sunday 10 March 2013
Alejandro Betts, formerly Alexander, is the Falklands’ only ‘defector’. He tells David Usborne the referendum is pointless
Friday 01 March 2013
Amid widespread outrage, the government of the Maldives has said it is seeking to halt the public flogging of a 15-year-old girl who had been repeatedly raped by her step-father.
Friday 01 March 2013
Q. I am going to Madeira in May and would like to know the prices for eating out, and also the cost of drinks.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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