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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Saturday 08 December 2012
A former premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) whose rule was characterised by adultery, private jets and designer suits, has been arrested on an international warrant.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Cable & Wireless Communications has agreed to sell assets in Monaco and a host of islands to Bahrain's state-controlled operator, Batelco, for up to $1bn (£623m).
Not so Lonesome George: Researchers find 17 other tortoises in the Galapagos Islands similar to famous centenarian reptile
Thursday 22 November 2012
The death of Lonesome George in June this year was mourned by environmentalists worldwide.
Where did it go? Australian scientists un-discover phantom Pacific island that appears on world maps
Thursday 22 November 2012
It is every explorer’s wish to discover unmapped territory – but few expect to undiscover territory that is already mapped. That is what happened to a team of Australian scientists who found themselves sailing through what appeared on charts as a large island during a research trip in the South Pacific.
Friday 16 November 2012
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Toyota has bumped up its profit expectations for the year to £6bn, despite its sales in China, the world's biggest car market, withering away due to a domestic boycott of Japanese cars as part of a territorial dispute.
Sunday 04 November 2012
Ask a chef what their favourite season is and nine times out of 10 they'll tell you autumn. Wild game birds are available from 12 August when the grouse season starts, but it's only now that you get the full range including pheasant and woodcock. Wild mushrooms abound, along with smaller amounts of their pricey cousins, the black and white truffle. Meanwhile, autumn fruits such as bilberries, blackberries and elderberries are ripe for picking. But you don't have to be a chef to get the best from the most exciting time of the culinary year: active food-oriented trips will guide you to the best produce and show you what to do with it, both in the UK and abroad.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
The curtain will today fall on five decades of a helicopter service linking the Cornish mainland with Scilly as the final commercial flight with British International Helicopters (BIH) leaves the islands.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Saturday 20 October 2012
Thursday 18 October 2012
It's not often that private islands come up for sale in Fiji so if you have about £6 million going spare, you could buy the pleasantly titled Nananu-i-Cake and Mabua Islands.
Thursday 11 October 2012
The governor of China's central bank and the country's Finance Minister have pulled out of the International Monetary Fund's summit in Japan in an apparent snub to the hosts over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Saturday 06 October 2012
West Indies 205-4 Australia 131 (West Indies win by 74 runs)
Tuesday 28 August 2012
A powerful typhoon pounded South Korea with strong winds and heavy rain today as it churned up rough seas that smashed two fishing ships into rocks, killing at least five fishermen and forcing the coast guard to perform a daring rescue for the survivors.
Thursday 16 August 2012
A Spanish official says investigators have detained multiple people in connection with the devastating wildfires on the Canary Islands, but authorities have yet to determine what caused the blazes.
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
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- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 Sean Hannity reacts to Russell Brand's Israel-Gaza criticism: 'You're a dumb actor known for your failed marriage to Katy Perry'