The Canticle of the Birds by Farîd-ud-Dîn Attar Brought Back to Life in New Book

Dick Davis has breathed new life into his 1984 translation of the “The Canticle of the Birds” by Twelfth Century poet Farîd-ud-Dîn Attar. The new publication has additional translations, re-worked passages and a sumptuous array of colourful illustrations from over 200 Persian, Central Asian, Turkish and Indo-Islamic paintings from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries – selected by the … Read more The Canticle of the Birds by Farîd-ud-Dîn Attar Brought Back to Life in New Book

Painting a Picture of Naval History

A new book by Joslin Fiennes explores the beauty and history of Dartmouth, a port on the South coast of England. Through selected artworks and extracts, Fiennes delves into the rich tapestry of the town’s past, including the departure of the Pilgrim Fathers in the Mayflower and Speedwell as well as the “Frigate on the … Read more Painting a Picture of Naval History

Book Review: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia

Book Review: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia: Applying the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner with Steven J. Dekrey “Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia” explores management using examples from business leaders working within and between cultures in Asia. Any manager will have experiences which can be approached using … Read more Book Review: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia

Reports from the Antarctic by Australian Writer, Favel Parrett: “Christmas”

“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”. Even onboard the Aurora Australis, deep in the Southern Ocean! Our celebrations coincided with sighting the Antarctic pack ice so it was truly a white Christmas for us all. And it doesn’t matter where I am I always eat too much at Christmas, but this year was probably … Read more Reports from the Antarctic by Australian Writer, Favel Parrett: “Christmas”

Reports from the Antarctic by Australian Writer, Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett is a fiction writer who was awarded the 2012 Antarctic Arts Fellowship. She is on her way to Casey Station in the Antarctic on board Aurora Australis. At 3.30 pm on Monday, 17th December 2012, 34 expeditioners, 24 crew and I set off from Hobart aboard the icebreaker Aurora Australis, Australia’s Antarctic resupply … Read more Reports from the Antarctic by Australian Writer, Favel Parrett

Storytellers of Sweden: “The Spring Tide” (Springfloden) by Cilla & Rolf Börjlind

On Thursday 22nd November 2012, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an event to celebrate the literature of Sweden. “Storytellers of Sweden” showcases the bright new talents in Nordic fiction. The Global Herald is publishing a selection of excerpts from top Swedish authors to give readers a taste of modern North European books: … Read more Storytellers of Sweden: “The Spring Tide” (Springfloden) by Cilla & Rolf Börjlind

Storytellers of Sweden: “Me on the Floor, Bleeding” by Jenny Jägerfeld

On Thursday 22nd November 2012, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an event to celebrate the literature of Sweden. “Storytellers of Sweden” showcases the bright new talents in Nordic fiction. The Global Herald is publishing a selection of excerpts from top Swedish authors to give readers a taste of modern North European books: … Read more Storytellers of Sweden: “Me on the Floor, Bleeding” by Jenny Jägerfeld

Storytellers of Sweden: “The Circle” (Cirkeln) by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg

On Thursday 22nd November 2012, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an event to celebrate the literature of Sweden. “Storytellers of Sweden” showcases the bright new talents in Nordic fiction. The Global Herald is publishing a selection of excerpts from top Swedish authors to give readers a taste of modern North European books: … Read more Storytellers of Sweden: “The Circle” (Cirkeln) by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg

Review: The Penguin TV Companion by Jeff Evans

If you’ve ever wondered who the new characters in Neighbours are, or what Vic Reeve’s chosen career was, the Penguin TV Companion has the answers. November 2011 marked 75 years of television programming and the release of the fourth edition of this small screen tome. 2,300 television programmes and 1,500 television personalities are listed – … Read more Review: The Penguin TV Companion by Jeff Evans

Extract from Award Winning Australian History Book “Bad Characters” by Peter Stanley

Dr Peter Stanley’s account of the murkier side of the Australian armed forces shared the 2010-2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History. Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny and Murder in the Great War takes a “warts and all” look at the behaviour of the diggers in World War I. Transgressions included failing to salute, going … Read more Extract from Award Winning Australian History Book “Bad Characters” by Peter Stanley

“A Front Row Seat” Premium Fashion Photography by Kirstin Sinclair

Kirstin Sinclair has haunted some of the very best locations in the world in pursuit of the perfect fashion shot. From New York to London and Paris Haute Couture, the professional fashion photographer has caught some of the world’s biggest celebrities on film including Victoria Beckham and Katie Homes. With an eye for grace and … Read more “A Front Row Seat” Premium Fashion Photography by Kirstin Sinclair

Review: The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin won a Pulitzer Prize for his previous work on energy, The Prize, written 20 years ago. His follow up effort The Quest brings all of that smack bang into the now ten years old 21st Century with a rather large thud: an 800+ page doorstep of a thud, to be precise. Upon opening … Read more Review: The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin

“Guantanamo Became A Black Hole” Says Former FBI Agent Ali Soufan

Ali Soufan worked at the FBI from 1997 to 2005. An American citizen of Lebanese descent, he first applied for the FBI as part of a college bet, though his fluent Arabic and passing hobby of following a certain Saudi businessman named Osama Bin Laden led to a career following al-Qaeda suspects around the world … Read more “Guantanamo Became A Black Hole” Says Former FBI Agent Ali Soufan

Book Review: “A Hero’s Many Faces: Raoul Wallenberg in Contemporary Monuments”

Raoul Wallenberg expert, Susanne Berger, on the art historian’s view of the Holocaust hero. Of the numerous Wallenberg books and publications released since the 1980’s, this one stands apart. It is to my mind the first substantive study of Swedish diplomat Raoul G. Wallenberg outside of the regular Holocaust Studies/World War II canon. The young … Read more Book Review: “A Hero’s Many Faces: Raoul Wallenberg in Contemporary Monuments”

“The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa” – Towards Food Security in Kenya

Food insecurity is biting Africa. In Kenya and the Horn of Africa the Red Cross has said that more than 11 million people are hanging at the the edge of death, starvation and malnutrition. This has prompted a campaign dubbed as “Kenya For Kenya” to mobilize money for food stuffs for the Northern part of … Read more “The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa” – Towards Food Security in Kenya