Having lived in Malta as a child in the mid 1960's and having gone to the very same school Verdala as TBIWB and his brother I found this book fantastic.It is very well written with interesting historic facts and news items from that time carefully entwined within the story.
It brought back many memories of my time in Malta.The lizards and the ear pulling to name just two... The story will take you on a " Roller Coaster" of emotions... You will laugh , you will cry, you will cheer and you will boo! i just could not put the book down!! A Brilliant read!! Well done VM Frost. I truly felt for you and your brother as I read my way through the book..
A poignant and compelling bittersweet novel about the resilient determination of a young boys struggle to overcome circumstances that may well have crushed a lesser mortal. The author's ability to recount his extraordinarily harsh start in life, told with great humour and a lasting attachment to the country where it unfolded, is made all the more remarkable by the fact that this is a true story. If you're going to banish the demons from your past, this is the way to do it and it's been a privilege to travel with him on such an inspirational and personal journey.
I read this book whilst on holiday and could not put it down. It's gives you an insight in to a little boys hardship growing up in Malta and his adventures once he got out. There were definitely moments where I laughed out loud, the story is written well and I am looking forward to the next book VM FROST publishes.