New Zealand novelist Eleanor Catton made history when her 832-page sophomore novel The Luminaries won prestigious literary award the Man Booker Prize. [Read more…] about The Luminaries
It was a great loss to hear of the death of Doris Lessing, however she had lived a great and creative life in her 94 years.
Lessing won the Nobel-prize for Literature in 2007 for her books, among more than 50 and most noticeably The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing. Her works covered subjects from politics to science fiction. [Read more…] about Doris Lessing 1919 – 2013
James Joyce in Turku and Helsinki! Events on 14 & 15 November The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s James Joyce exhibition is touring Finland! The exhibition charts Joyce’s life and works and gives a wonderful and fascinating insight into one of our most celebrated and influential writers. It was displayed in Oulu during the […]
YTL Hotels has a long-term vision to make a difference to the environment where its expanding collection of unique hotels and resorts are located. When Gaya Island Resort opened its doors in July 2013, it marked the beginning of its marine conservation journey in Borneo. YTL Hotels celebrated the official launch of its Gaya Island
Natural Wonders is the recently published coffee table book featuring nature’s splendour at eight YTL resorts in distinct locations in the region. From a private island off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia to Japan’s northern island, Hokkaido, each distinct location offers a myriad of highly captivating natural wonders that guests can experience up close. The beautiful coffee table book was written by celebrated author Ms Wendy Hutton and creatively photographed and published by Scubazoo. The book took almost a year to complete from its initial conceptualisation to the launch of the book.
Obesity levels in the UK are increasing at an alarming rate and with the government doing little to help combat this, one mother, Romilla Arber, has taken matters into her own hands by establishing the Food Education Trust (www.foodeducationtrust.com), an independent charity. The Food Education Trust provides children and adults with cookery skills…
This week at Sotheby’s London, one of the most important 20th century working manuscripts remaining in private hands – Samuel Beckett’s first novel, “Murphy” was sold for £962,500 to the University of Reading. [Read more…] about Beckett Novel Murphy
The latest book from Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the New York professor famous for dubbing large-scale, unpredictable and irregular events of massive consequences such as the astonishing success of Google, or 9/11, as Black Swans, is an advisory on how your behaviour, lifestyle and assets can be shaped to minimize such risks, even benefit from them*. [Read more…] about Protecting Yourself Against the Unpredictable
Why do so many tragedies lead to further tragedy… breakdown in marriages… break up of families? This is a raw and honest account of the author’s personal loss of his daughter, and how he learns that tragedies such as his change and define your life. His story is one of hope where his grief becomes a battleground on which he will stand or fall, and will leave you inspired to believe, even in the face of tragedy, you can overcome adversity. [Read more…] about War on Grief
It is not very often we get the chance to turn fiction into fact or to indulge ourselves in a childhood fantasy but once you have entered the beautiful oak gates of The Old Vicarage nestled in the South Down National Park you are swept back in time and find yourself emerged in one of the most famous […]
Jewish Entrepreneurship In Salonica, 1912-1940: An Ethnic Economy In Transition By Orly C. Meron
In this book the author, Dr Orly C Meron, provides a multidisciplinary exploration of Salonica’s Jewish-owned economy between the years 1912-1940, a period prior to and during Greece’s national consolidation. [Read more…] about Jewish Entrepreneurship In Salonica