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.
Archipelago And Islands
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Tuesday 12 February 2013
At the women's T20 World Cup in India, West Indies defeated New Zealand by 48 runs yesterday.
Saturday 09 February 2013
Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. This week: a villa holiday in Provence. Prices are for two people in total, including transport from the UK and a week's self-catering villa rental starting Saturday 16 March.
Friday 08 February 2013
Australia 147 England 145 (Australia win by three runs)
Sunday 03 February 2013
There's something about arriving by helicopter that makes a holiday feel special. (Not that I've done it before – and now the regular service to Tresco has been suspended, its financial future unclear, I may not again.) The exhilaration of rising slowly from the ground at Penzance, swooping over Land's End and soaring into the great blue yonder – next stop America!
Saturday 02 February 2013
Air traffic controller Antunes has piloted his tiny offshore state to tournament's last eight
Tuesday 22 January 2013
Quite apart from the principle of capital punishment, which we utterly reject, the death sentence passed by an Indonesian court on a British cocaine-smuggler in Bali looks excessive on at least two counts. First, it seems out of all proportion to the 20-year prison term received by the bomb-maker for the 2002 Bali nightclub atrocity in which more than 200 people died, and second, it is of quite a different order from the 15-year term requested by the prosecution. An appeal is to be launched, but we hope there is some way that the Indonesian judiciary can commute the sentence sooner.
Sunday 13 January 2013
More time and money will be needed to remove the Costa Concordia from the rocks off Tuscany where it capsized last year, in part to ensure the toxic materials still trapped inside don't leak into the surrounding marine sanctuary when it is righted, officials said yesterday.
Sunday 13 January 2013
Priestess of the night – aged five
Friday 11 January 2013
A Russian man detained in Cambodia for allegedly threatening and assaulting local sailors could be released after his lawyers agreed to pay compensation to the victims of the attack.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Channel Island residents fear overcrowding as study shows significant growth is expected
Wednesday 02 January 2013
A British holidaymaker was shot dead in Thailand hours after welcoming in the New Year with friends at a beach party.
David Attenborough show features first filmed sighting of Conolophus Marthae iguana - the Penny Black of the natural world
Tuesday 01 January 2013
When our greatest naturalist squared up to a new species
Saturday 29 December 2012
British readers won't need a passport, or even chunky knitwear Sofie Grabol-style, to visit the source of the next wave of Nordic noir.
Friday 21 December 2012
A group of islanders “callously and shamefully” evicted from their homeland by Britain received a bitter blow yesterday in their marathon legal battle for the right to return when judges in Strasbourg rejected their case.
Sunday 16 December 2012
(Top row left to right)
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
- 1 Gun instructor accidentally shot dead by nine-year-old girl with Uzi gun
- 2 Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
- 5 Homer Simpson has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he has