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5.0 out of 5 stars
I didn't know history could be this interesting!, 24 Dec. 2003
Having dropped history as a subject as soon as possible when I was at school at the age of 13 and never really having any interest in it since (and I am now 33) I was astonished by the way this book gripped my desire to keep turning the pages. I really couldn't put it down. I was given it as a gift and what a wonderful gift it was. Not only does James Holland manage to bring the whole history of Malta under seige during the war to life with his engaging and thoughtful style, he also provides the reader with an attention to detail that is second to none. This is an extremely well researched book that is an absolute joy to read and I would strongly recommend it to anyone, young or old, male or female. It really has acted as a catalyst to open my eyes more to the history of this country and I hope it will do the same for others.