THE KAPPILLAN OF MALTA, a WWII novel by Nicholas Monsarrat (A Cassell Military Paperback)
Nicholas Monsarrat, one of the greatest novelists of WWII stories, produced this gripping novel about the terror of war in Malta. Hero of the story is Father Salvatore, a simple, lumbering priest, a kappillan serving the poor in Valetta, when the Second World War came out of the blue skies and pounded the island to dust in 1940. His story, and the story of Malta, is told in superbly graphic pictures of six days during the air siege of Malta. This is possible the most powerful of Monsarrat's novels. Softcover. 427 pages.