August 1, 2014
The publication A Timeless Gentleman: Festschrift in honour of Maurice de Giorgio was presented to the Executive Chairman of Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti at the Phoenicia Hotel, Valletta on the 31st July 2014 in the presence of family, friends, authors of contributions to the festschrift, and close collaborators of Patrimonju over the years.
Judge Giovanni Bonello, Patrimonju's editor delivered a moving speech to a packed room that highlighted Maurice de Giorgio's achievements over the years, and his phenomenal contribution to culture in Malta.
Sample copies of the publication were available for viewing on the day, with the actual publication being available for purchase in October. Interested parties who wish to purchase a copy of the book and have their name printed in the book's tabula gratulatoria should forward a cheque of €60 and the name/institution and town/city to be printed by the 30th September to:
Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
D.A.M. De Vilhena
63 Old Mint Street
Valletta VLT 1518
Maurice de Giorgio is a man who translated his addiction to culture, his fanaticism for perfection and his love for his native land into dynamic action and relentless achievement. He has reached an age that called for a great tribute and celebrations greater still. This book is that passionate tribute and that celebration, edited by Giovanni Bonello with contributions by:
Joan Abela, Joseph Amodio, John Azzopardi, Francesca Balzan, Anthony Bonanno, Giovanni Bonello, Alan Borg, Anna Borg Cardona, Mario Buhagiar, Noel Buttigieg, Maroma Camilleri, Carmel Cassar, Frans Ciappara, Vicki Ann Cremona, Noel D'Anastas, Cynthia de Giorgio, Denis De Lucca, Nicholas de Piro, Richard England, Antonio Espinosa Rodriguez, Charles Farrugia, Thomas Freller, Henry Frendo, Stanley Fiorini, Michael Frendo, Albert Ganado, Melissa Glass, Anthony Pace, Michael Refalo, Joseph Schirò, Bernadine Scicluna, John T. Spike, Stephen C. Spiteri, Adrian Strickland, Conrad Thake, John Varriano, Edgar Vella, Jevon Vella, Theresa Vella, Roger Vella Bonavita, Ann Williams, Cecilia Xuereb, William Zammit.