Stories My Parents Told Me: Tales of Growing Up in Wartime Malta is a collection of seven short stories based on actual events during World War II on the Mediterranean island nation of Malta. The stories describe a difficult time for children and their families where survival was paramount and family ties were what sustained them. These stories are interspersed with snippets of history, factual details and descriptions which establish a setting for tales which are, at times, emotionally moving and, at other times, bring a smile to your face. These stories also describe a culture of a time past for a deeply religious and frugal people. Stories My Parents Told Me: Tales of Growing Up in Wartime Malta is available in paperback and ebook editions from Amazon, Book Depository and major booksellers worldwide. The book is also available directly from FARAXA Publishing.
Musings and Mutterings of a Maltese Misanthrope is an illustrated anthology of 13 short stories in the Melitensia genre. The humorous illustrations in the book are also the work of Rupert Grech. Provoking heartfelt laughter with satire like George Washingmachine, Procedures Rule, Okay!, Crap Day, Big Weekend; The (re)Gifted Ones, or moving reminiscences with A Girl Called Jo, Music and Nostalgia; Rugby League and the Lido Shuffle, and A Cafe, Hank Williams and a Pretty Girl among others, this book effectively captures the unique Maltese sense of humor and appeals to resident Maltese and expatriates alike, as well as anyone wishing to understand more about Malta and its people. Musings and Mutterings of a Maltese Misanthrope is available in paperback and ebook editions from Amazon, Book Depository, and major booksellers worldwide. It is also available directly from Hope and Life Press.
– Thoroughly enjoyable. All these stories evoke real life situations. A great read – Kath Compton, Public Service Medal recipient.
– Love these stories. They always make me laugh – Louise Taylor, director of Preschool Education.
– Loved the stories. They capture that quirky Maltese sense of humor and occasion, which is amusing and entertaining. Anyone with Maltese parents will instantly connect with the anecdotes captured in this book –Stevon Orlando, artist, education executive.
– Very entertaining stories. They have a bit of everything in them: history, comedy, love, families. A very pleasant read – Sandra McManus, avid reader.