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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Thursday 09 August 2012
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Saturday 28 July 2012
As a child, there were words that I knew were part of me, and had resonance. My name, of course; 'red-headed', too; also, the word 'April', for while it meant Easter eggs and school holidays, it also meant my birthday – so it was a special word, to me.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
A top judge has taken the unprecedented step of ordering two senior Government officials to face cross-examination in court over a classified US document leaked by WikiLeaks.
Sunday 22 July 2012
You won't find authenticity in a model village
Thursday 12 July 2012
Heavy rain has triggered flash floods and mudslides in southern Japan, causing at least 15 deaths and leaving 18 more people missing.
Thursday 05 July 2012
An Italian judge lifted the house arrest order for the captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruiser liner today, but said he must remain in his hometown near Naples during the criminal investigation regarding the accident off the Tuscan coast that killed 32 people.
Sunday 01 July 2012
Something to Declare
Saturday 30 June 2012
In 1976, when I was 14, my family migrated to Britain from the Caribbean. We had landed in a cauldron of bitter rhetoric about race and immigration. Unemployment was rising, and a vociferous minority demanded that "coloured" migrants be sent home.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
A senior Jersey politician has called for the island to "be ready to become independent" in the wake of a slew of political attacks and crackdowns on its tax schemes.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
It may be a curlew or a kakapo. It may be the baiji, or a bat. But no one knows for sure, now, what is the rarest creature on the planet.
Monday 25 June 2012
The giant tortoise Lonesome George, whose failed efforts to produce offspring made him a symbol of disappearing species, has been found dead, officials at the Galapagos National Park announced.
Monday 25 June 2012
West Indies 172-4 England 173-3
Wednesday 20 June 2012
Under £200... Cresta has a week-long family holiday in Burgundy for £189pp. The price is based on two adults and two children departing on 25 August, with P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais and a self-catering chalet at Le Grand Bois near Nevers, with kids' club. Crestaholidays.co.uk
Tuesday 19 June 2012
At least 58 people are still missing after a boat capsized in eastern Indonesia at the weekend - a far higher potential death toll than authorities initially thought.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
The Falkland Islands are to hold a referendum on their "political status" - hoping to bring an end to the continuing dispute with Argentina over the islands' sovereignty, their government said today.
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