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The short reign of King Amadeo I

Next time you’re sitting in the sun, drinking your wine or a cup of tea, and ruminating on the pro’s and con’s of constitutional monarchy, as everyone does from time to time, spare a thought for King Amadeo I of Spain. Amadeo was a young man, aged only twenty-five, in 1870 when he was called upon to be a ...Full Article

Puerto de la Cruz 1620 – 1975 – 2015

Only a few things have stood the test of time over the last 400 years in Tenerife. The last 40 years has seen the Island and its traditions swept ...Full Article

A Colder War by Charles Cummings

Thomas Kell is a disgraced agent who longs to come in from the cold. When MI6’’s top spy in Turkey is killed in a mysterious plane crash his chance ...Full Article

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

Maud is forgetful. But there is one thing she is sure of: her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so. Maud will get to ...Full Article

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

On an Autumn day in 1686 eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives at a grand house in Amsterdam to begin a new life as wife of wealthy merchant Johannes Branat. He ...Full Article

The Book Of You by Claire Kendall

Clarissa is frightened of her colleague Rafe. He won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. He is always there. Being selected for jury service is s relief. In the courtroom ...Full Article

Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood

In the dazzling summer of 1926, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley travel from their home in Paris to a villa in the south of France. They swim, play ...Full Article

Cuba support

Dear Editor, For years, whether in England or the Beehive II Bar in Puerto de la Cruz, I have shown my support for Castro’s Island by ordering my cocktail ...Full Article

The same issues all the time

Dear Editor I found your Review of the Year in your last edition very interesting but isn’t it noticeable how the same issues crop up year after year.Full Article

Concern over crime

Dear Editor, Tenerife needs more tourists, well I think something should be done regarding the thieving in supermarkets, most of our friends have been robbed, cards are stolen and ...Full Article
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