The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat

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[Epub] ❧ The Kappillan of Malta By Nicholas Monsarrat – Srl-ltd.co.uk As bombs pound Malta to dust Father Salvatore a simple priest or kappillan serving the poor finds himself caught in the drama of World War Two In the fragile safety of catacombs revealed by the explosEpub The Kappillan of Malta By Nicholas Monsarrat Srl ltdcouk As bombs pound Malta to dust Father Salvatore a simple priest or kappillan serving the poor finds himself caught in the drama of World War Two In the fr

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D by the explosions he tends to the flood of homeless starving and frightened people seeking shelter giving messages of inspiration and hope His story and that of the island unfold in superbly graphic images of six days during the sieg

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The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat Born on Rodney Street in Liverpool Monsarrat was educated at Winchester and Trinity College Cambridge He intended to practise law The law failed to inspire him however and he turned instead to writing moving to London and supporting himself as a freelance writer for newspapers while writing four novels and a play in the space of five years – He later commented in his autobiograph.

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  • Nooilforpacifists

    The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat The Kappillan of MaltaStrikingly powerful novel about a Catholic Priest Kappillan on Malta wrestling with his faith his family and World War Two Father Salvadore's homilies to the community sheltering from Italian and German bombing in the catacombs take the form of histories of the islands during some of its greatest trials Labeled Hexamerons after the six parts of Genesis it would be in


  • Rose Boehm

    The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat The Kappillan of MaltaI don't really want to write a review of this amazing book but here goes The story is fascinating the writing is just gorgeous every word every sentence counts and all protago


  • Hermien

    The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat The Kappillan of MaltaA bit old fashioned but a lovely story and a great Maltese history lesson


  • Joe Borg

    The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat The Kappillan of MaltaA very good book by a non Maltese offering a kaleidoscope on Maltese history this book is a must for all persons wishing to get to know about the Island and its people If I had known about its content I would have read this book long ago These are I feel highlights from the book which speak for themselves In the great siege the St Elmo garrison in one day alone received 6000 cannon balls of iron stone and marbleIt stood for 31 days when the Turks were expecting to take it in 4 or 5 days and in exchange for 1500 soldiers and 109 knights 8000 Turks were killed including Dragut Reis by a sliver of his own cannonball The chain boom threaded through stakes driven through the sea bed protecting Senglea and when the Turks armed with hatchets and knives tried to cut away through they were routed by the accomplished Maltese swimmers


  • Helen Strobridge

    The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat The Kappillan of MaltaWhilst spending the winter on Malta I sought out some books set there This is uite a struggle to read at times telling not only a story of Malta under siege in WWII but also extracts from various earlier periods in its history However as Malta has had such a long complicated dramatic history it


  • Jeanette Hall

    The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat The Kappillan of MaltaFascinating story of a priest on the Island of Malta during the war I really couldn't put this book down Having been to the Island it really bought it back to life for me


  • Melanie Fraser

    The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat The Kappillan of MaltaAs I had lived in Malta and knew it well I was attracted to this book The historical aspect was fascinating but I found the book very slow Nevertheless I was especially moved by the devastating descriptions of the ships that staggerd into Grand Harbour some of which survived the terrible battering they had endured during the War I also enjoyed some of the humour injected into the story


  • Tom Dawn

    The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat The Kappillan of MaltaIt's a big old book and as happens in such sagas you have time to become involved in the characters It's an engrossing account of Malta's siege during WWII as experienced by the singular priest Dun Salv who himself sees their shared ordeal from the perspective of history By the by there are insights into the major conflicts which Malta has experienced through the ages


  • raymie

    The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat The Kappillan of MaltaIf you are going to Maltabuy thisHaving been wed in Malta this May it was always going to have a special place in my heart but it greatly exceeded my expectations The beautiful Mediterranean climate the fantastic coastline and the magnificent Valletta However what really captured me was the astonishingly rich history of the little island That such a small place could play such a pivotal role in the history of the world This book pays tribute to that history in a wonderful story of a humble hero Poignant and inspiringIf you're going there or been there buy it


  • Andrew

    The Kappillan of Malta reader ✓ Paperback ¹ Nicholas Monsarrat The Kappillan of MaltaA colleague of mine recommended this book The story has many interesting aspects including a great deal about the history of Malta The hero is a priest who is a devoted shepherd of the terrified residents of the island during World War II The writing is crisp and descriptiveWhere I got unsettled was with some anti Jewish overtones the author inserts when telling some of the story