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Friday 26 August 2011
Jill Dawson's vivid seventh novel is the picaresque tale of the childhood and later career of Queenie Dove, a female criminal. Born in 1933, Queenie flowers as a con artist and thief in the fragile new wealth and glamour of late 1950s and early 1960s London, finding her apotheosis as one of the never-traced participants in the Great Train Robbery of 1963.
Album: The Maltese Tenor, Joseph Calleja / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Marco Armiliato (Decca)
Sunday 21 August 2011
In 2002, 24 year-old Joseph Calleja made his UK debut in Welsh National Opera's Oval Office staging of Rigoletto.
Friday 29 July 2011
A huge success at the Royal Opera House last year in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, Joseph Calleja understandably includes his standout aria from that production, "Sento avvampar nell'anima", on this latest collection, along with plenty of Puccini and a series of French heroic roles from Offenbach's Hoffman, Massenet's Manon and Bizet's Pearl Fishers, in all of which he shows no cramping of his natural bel canto style by the French line, finding plenty of room to manoeuvre.
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Maltese citizens will no longer have to travel abroad to divorce, following yesterday's overwhelming vote in favour of finally allowing couples to end their marriages at home on the heavily Catholic island nation.
Monday 25 July 2011
Malta has passed a law allowing its citizens to divorce in their own country.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are renting a "fortress" once used to protect residents from pirate attacks.
Monday 30 May 2011
The staunchly Catholic island of Malta was yesterday set to end its status as the only European nation that does not allow divorce after a narrow "Yes" victory following a bitterly fought referendum campaign.
Sunday 29 May 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
The people of Malta started voting today in a referendum on whether or not to introduce divorce.
Saturday 21 May 2011
Every Wednesday as the sun sets over Malta, Angelik Caruana stands on a hilltop outside the southern village of Birzebbuga and relays what he claims is the word of the Virgin Mary.
Monday 02 May 2011
Dylan Jones: 'It's the minutiae of George Best’s behaviour which is the most fascinating thing'
Saturday 30 April 2011
By rights, your friends should never write books, principally because when they do you're a) expected to read them, and b) say exceedingly nice things about them. Which means you often have to lie. Which in the long run is no big deal, but if you know a lot of writers, that's an awful lot of lying.
Saturday 16 April 2011
Q. I have been contacted by Santander regarding my investments. In November 2009, I invested in three property and stock market Guaranteed Growth Plans for a fixed term of five and a half years. I was told when I took them out that Santander was covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. I have now been informed that this type of fixed term investments is no longer covered by the FSCS. Apparently this is the result of a change in government policy. I have been given the option of taking my money out because of these changes. I have also been contacted by the Yorkshire Building Society to explain that my savings with them, also in a fixed term bond, are still covered. I am wondering whether to move my investments. JP, Abergavenny
Friday 15 April 2011
Though it is "the most famous, and instantly recognisable, monument to have survived from the classical world", the authors of this excellent history concede that the Colosseum can be disappointing. "Any visitor will almost certainly be amazed by the overpowering bulk of the outside walls," but inside "they are confronted by...a jumble of dilapidated stone and rubble."
Sunday 10 April 2011
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
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David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
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