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Mulberry family

Figs are now coming into season in the hills of Tenerife, and I for one can’t wait to pick some. Figs grow on the Ficus tree (Ficus carica) which is a member of the Mulberry family and they are very nutritious. They contain 6% fibre and 4% vitamin B6, so they are very good for us ...Full Article

Agatha Christie and ‘The man from the sea’

I’m sure everyone in Tenerife knows that Agatha Christie visited the Canary Islands to finish her book ‘The Mystery of the Blue Train’, which she did ...Full Article

Explorer, translator, soldier and spy

Sir RIchard Burton (1864) By the time he was forty years old, Richard Francis Burton had become famous for his travels in Africa and Asia. His ...Full Article

Sweet Caress by William Boyd

Amory Clay’s first memory is of her father doing a handstand – but it is his absences that she chiefly remembers. Her uncle Greville, a photographer, ...Full Article

Those We Left Behind by Stuart Neville

DCI Serena Flanaghan hasn’t heard the boy’s name in years. Not since the blood on the wall and the body in the bathroom.  Not as she ...Full Article

Shopaholic To The Stars by Sophie Kinsella

She is hanging out with celebrities – or at least she will be , once her husband Luke introduces her to his new A-list client, Sage ...Full Article

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private of almost everyone he knows detective Cormoran Strike. At first she just thinks that he ...Full Article

No Place To Hide by Susan Lewis

Justine Cantrell has abandoned the husband and family she loves, along with a successful business , and all her friends, to start a new life, with ...Full Article

The Sunset Walk

Now that summer is here the weather is warm and the views are unobscured by the cloud cover that we sometimes encounter in winter. So there ...Full Article

Fish farms, friend or foe?

I can still remember how I felt, the first day I saw one of the circular, netted fish farms floating out at sea, off the coast ...Full Article
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