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Enchanting childhood memoir,
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This review is from: Malta Child (Kindle Edition)
I loved this collection. It contains six self-contained memoirs of the author's time on Malta in the 1950s when her father was serving as an officer in the naval base there. Beautifully written, the pieces are very evocative and vivid and capture the intense joys and anxieties of childhood. There is also a subtle satirical subtext on British attitudes to the local populace, stand-offish and suspicious and this at times becomes rather poignant as seen through the eyes of the young Vivien. I heartily recommend this book.