American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Finnegan surfed G-Land, Tavarua and J-Bay way back in the 1970s. He spoke to Sarah Saunders about a defining youth.
“The water was clear, slightly turquoise, shallow. But there was room for me to pass over safely. And so I did, again and again, that first day” – William Finnegan, Barbarian Days.
Dutchman Andre Rieu has long been dubbed ‘The Waltz King’ in a glittering career touring the world with his Johann Strauss Orchestra. But his life once appeared to be headed down a very different path. He shares some of his story with Rosemary Desmond.