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 07 April 2012
The UK's remotest dependency is poised to enter a brave new world of private enterprise. But the transition is proving painful
Into the blue of the Azores: It's even easier for whale-watchers to catch one of the planet's great spectacles
Friday 06 April 2012
Direct flights to these Atlantic islands have resumed.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
Britain and Argentina separately marked the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War yesterday amid renewed tension between the two countries over the fate of the South Atlantic islands, as veterans and islanders gathered by the sea in Stanley, pictured.
Monday 26 March 2012
Aung San Suu Kyi has fallen ill while campaigning in a by-election and has suspended her tour of Burma a week ahead of the polls.
Sunday 25 March 2012
At this time of year, the only company you're likely to have in Orkney is seabirds, as Mark Rowe discovers
Sunday 25 March 2012
Thirty years have passed since a small group of islands in the south Atlantic became headline news but for those who were there, memories of the Falklands war will never fade.
Friday 23 March 2012
King George Tupou V of Tonga was widely seen as a reformer who gave up most of his powers in order to usher in a more democratic era to the small South Pacific kingdom of 176 islands with a population of just over 105,000. Seen as an eccentric by many, Tupou loved Savile Row suits and military uniforms, and had a penchant for the dress of Lord Chelmsford's army in the Anglo-Zulu campaign, with spats, pith helmet and brass. He commanded the Tongan Defence Services, which saw service in Iraq and are now in Afghanistan.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Hillary Clinton launches search after photograph appears to show fate of US pioneer's aeroplane
Sunday 18 March 2012
The View From Here: On official welcomes
Friday 16 March 2012
Scattered across 650 miles of the Indian Ocean, these tropical islands offer superb beaches, dramatic scenery and a benign climate.
Thursday 01 March 2012
Six hundred passengers from the Costa Allegra were told they will be flown back to Europe later today after spending three sweltering tropical nights aboard the crippled luxury cruise liner.
Saturday 18 February 2012
If you have visited the cinema recently, you will be familiar with the scenario of Carnage, even if you have not actually seen the film; the promotional clips have been aired endlessly.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Long-running plans for the resort of Islandia may come to an end next week after spending more than 50 years as a developer's dream.
Saturday 11 February 2012
The pace of life is always slow on Norfolk Island, a scenic speck of land in the Pacific Ocean settled by descendants of the Bounty mutineers.
Friday 10 February 2012
Italy's most romantic city is the perfect place to take your Valentine – or get into the carnival spirit, says William Cook.
World's most lethal spider found under a bunch of bananas
Rumours that the star wants to move on to pastures new
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
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