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on 19 April 2016
This is a wonderful book. It tells the story of Malta during the war with such clarity. The priest was the perfect vehicle as a storyteller whose connections over the island enabled him to show a wide view of the suffering at every level. His natural compassion and love for his people makes the reader feel involved in a situation that few people seem to be aware of nowadays.
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on 3 May 2017
Love the book of which I already have an old copy. Updated to a new copy in order to get a more readable print size and was very disappointed to find the print is very small. It would be really helpful if the seller could warn the purchaser of this fact. Pippa
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on 23 March 2017
agreat read second time
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on 24 March 2017
Excellent
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on 7 October 2014
Brilliant book well worth a read
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on 5 September 2014
Good.
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on 28 March 2017
As advertised quick delivery thankyou
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on 28 June 2010
An excellent read for our book club. Unanimous aclaim for the story and for the information. We had all been on holiday and visited the catacombes but,until now, did not appreciate the triumph of the Maltese.
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on 8 February 2011
This book is a classic for anyone who is interested in Malta, and especially her rich history of triumphs over her enemies throughout the centuries.

Set in World War 2,the story centres around a humble priest who cares for his people and tries to encourage them through the relentless bombing of their island,and the near starvation which they endured. He does this by reminding them of all the times the small island has withstood the many onslaughts of the past.
Alongside this is the romantic tale of his niece and a British serviceman.

It is neatly divided into the main "episodes" of the various sieges on Malta and underlines the resilience and bravery of the Maltese people.It also gives a flavour of how closely bound they were with the British,which both her culture and relationships reflect to this day.

An idea to enhance the reading of the book, which is definitely a product of its time, would be to purchase,(or borrow), a copy of the film "The Malta Story", starring Alec Guinness.This film includes actual news-reel from the war. It too, is of its era, but if you are interested in Malta,you will want a copy of it.
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on 11 March 2017
If you are visiting Malta, make sure to read this before you go.
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