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Dear Lupin... Letters to a Wayward Son
Dear Lupin... Letters to a Wayward Son
Price: 3.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Touching, funny and full of real gems, 27 April 2013
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Any parent will recognise the rollercoast ride of mild dissappointment and worry, interspersed with the pride, joy and optimism that is all part of being a parent, especially when your kids are trying to make it in the big wide world, all on their own.
A little more information on what Charlie/Lupin is up to in his life would have been welcome and this would perhaps have helped make more sense of some of Mortimer senior's letters.
Dad never stops worryng about his son, even though son is grown up and more than capable of looking after himself. But the book is worth it simply for some of Dad's cutting and utterly hilarious observations about the people he meets.

by Nicholas Monsarrat
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A deeply moving and accurate portrayal of Malta at War, 26 July 2003
I can't remember being so moved by a book. My father lived in the caves in Floriana, Malta during the war and this book is the first I've read that portrays the horrors that my family experienced. For a non-Maltese, the author understands and perfectly captures the Maltese sense of humour and the importance of their faith to them. The format is unusual - part historical, part fictional but this works well and eventually I found myself wondering which bits were fictional and which were fact. This is a first class Maltese history book and a first class novel. One question remains, did Dun Salve really exist or is he completely fictional..?

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