Copyright © The Malta Historical Society, 2005.

Source: Melita Historica. [Malta Historical Society]. 6(1972)1(105)

MICHAEL GALEA, Malta: More Historical Sketches, Veritas Press 1971, pp. 90.

In this anthology Mr. Michael Galea gives us an account of some important events such as W. Thackeray's and Garibaldi's visits to Malta, the first Train Journey in Malta, the Jubilee celebrations of Queen Vic­toria in Malta, the removal of G.M. De Vilhena's statue from Valletta, etc., which all took place during the 19th century.

The author has inserted the word "More" in the sub-title since this is the second volume of the series. Having the writer met an encouraging response to his first collection of essays, continued his research and published this second collection which, in my opinion, are superior to the previous ones.

We confidently recommend this anthology to all lovers of Maltese History. Erin Serracino Inglott contributes an introduction.

A.V.