Bethlehem Bells

When I was in Bethlehem earlier this month I stood in Manger Square and listened as the bells as they rang out from the ancient (4th Century) Church of the Nativity. I could hear the birds chirping in the background, and as the clanging faded mournfully away the mundane sounds of modern life – traffic, people – came to the fore once again …

Sunset in Bethlehem © Gail Simmons

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Letter from … Gozo (Telegraph’s SEVEN magazine)

When in Gozo a few weeks back I got into conversation with a taxi driver. Joey Xuereb was interesting, rather melancholy man with a baseball cap and thick Bronx accent who had recently returned to Gozo from new York where he worked as an elevator mechanic.  So when the Telegraph’s SEVEN magazine asked if I had any ideas for contributions to their ‘Letter from’ series I thought of Joey…