Most helpful critical review
Nice pictures. Coverage variable.
on 20 June 2012
I've not used these guides before but bought a cheap second hand copy from Amazon.
There are reasonable maps of Malta and Gozo in the atlas section at the back and also plans of Valletta and Sliema. There is an interesting section on walks and tours with map and reasonable directions. These cover town walks as well as countryside. (Being loose leaf these can be torn out to put in a pocket on holiday.)
The main section is geared to telling you what to do and see in a set number of days, with a bit more information about the identified places. This approach works for some people but not for us as insufficient time seems to be allowed for the sightseeing and too much time allocated for coffee, lunch and wining and dining. I felt that coverage was thin, although their `don't miss places' at the start of each section are covered in detail with some good colour photographs. There is a certain amount of information about where to stay and eat.
The background pages in the Magazine section at the front are presented in a tricksy manner more geared to the youngsters than the oldies. I found this section irritating.
The jury is out on this one. It has some good points. Either get from the library or buy cheap.