A nasty surprise in ‘Stealing Time’.

The latest chapter of the sci-fi thriller starts: The Crystal Palace's decoration was beyond description. For, amongst the satin drapes, were over 100,000 treasures from every corner of the world including a stuffed elephant, crystal fountain and a huge chunk of gold from Chile. However, everyone wanted to see Koh-i-Noor diamond reputed to be worthy [...]

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Is the Berlin Wall coming back?

The Prologue to 'Stealing Time':   The Iron Curtain fell with a resounding clang in just one night. That evening, the world's televisions showed jubilant crowds heading past impotent border guards and towards the rich shops of West Berlin. 'The genie is well and truly out of the bottle', thought Mikhail Gorbachev. And where does [...]