Adam Foulds’s last novel, The Quickening Maze, was a truly superb study in madness and early psychiatric methods, combining the intellectual and the visceral in often startling ways (few will forget his description of the “dismantling” of a deer). In this latest work, he retains that powerful blend and focuses on another kind of madness: the madness of war.
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Friday 10 January 2014
’Ndrangheta, the Italian crime syndicate that has overtaken Cosa Nostra as Italy’s most powerful mafia organisation, moves in mysterious ways.
Sunday 24 November 2013
Mount Etna, Europe's biggest and most active volcano, has erupted again, showering volcanic ash on towns dotting the mountain's slopes and nearby Taormina on the island of Sicily.
Monday 18 November 2013
Mount Etna erupted for the 16th time this year on late Saturday and Sunday morning sending plumes of ash and streams of lava high into the sky over much of eastern Sicily.
Lampedusa migrant boat disaster: Tunisian suspected of causing shipwreck is arrested by Italian police
Tuesday 08 October 2013
35-year-old detained after witnesses in refugee centre claim he was captain who started fatal fire on vessel
Friday 04 October 2013
Migrants were crammed into small vessel that caught fire close to the coast of Italy
Saturday 24 August 2013
Sicily in September
Edinburgh 2013: Former salesman Rob Auton raises bar with Cadbury gag to win funniest joke of the year award
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Funniest joke prize taken by 30-year-old Rob Auton – and his Chinese Wispa
Sicily: Bulgarian tourist killed in road accident is buried without family's knowledge after authorities mistake him for illegal African immigrant
Friday 16 August 2013
Stoyan Zafirova's parents only learnt he had been run over by a car a week after the accident occurred
Friday 09 August 2013
Judge has expressed concerns over the warrant used in his arrest
Sunday 04 August 2013
Ian Austin, a former aide to Gordon Brown, posted tweet after the Conservatives poached Barack Obama's campaign chief, Jim Messina, for the 2015 battle
Friday 12 July 2013
'Biggest cocaine importer in world' Roberto Pannunzi jailed in Italy after extradition from Colombia
Sunday 07 July 2013
A man described as Europe’s most wanted drug trafficker and Italy’s answer to Pablo Escobar was on Sunday night languishing in an Italian jail, after being extradited from Colombia.
Sunday 23 June 2013
Tiny terrorists take the road to revolution
Saturday 22 June 2013
Saturday 15 June 2013
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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