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Enjoyable period piece
on 21 September 2011
This was written in the 1890s by the splendidly-named American travel writer Maturin Murray Ballou. His description of Valletta in particular is still valuable, and his longish sections on the Knights of St John and the Turkish sieges are still valuable potted history.
Watch though as he goes off on long rants against the Catholic Church and we suddenly find ourselves in Mexico or Italy and then - we're back in the room!
Very entertaining to those of us who have visited Malta, and I'll be taking this with me when we next go so that I can read (aloud) some of the fruitier sections. Well worth your time: this is the type of find that makes the Kindle such a marvellous thing.