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The Kappillan of Malta

(1973)
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Father Salvatore was a simple, lumbering priest, a kappillan serving the poor Valetta, when war came out of the blue skies to pound the island to dust. Now amid the catacombs discovered by a chance bomb, he cared for the flood of homeless, starving, frightened people who sought shelter from the death that fell unceasingly from the sky. His story, and the story of Malta, is told in superbly graphic pictures of six days during the siege. Each of those days brought forth from the kappillan a message of inspiration to keep them going - the legendary tales of six mighty events of Malta's history which shone through the centuries and gathered them together in a fervent belief in their survival. This novel is an achievement in two separate dimensions: as a sublime portrait of a humble man who brought faith and hope and comfort to a stricken people, and as the story of an island whose violent history began with the Phoenicians and which suffered its most terrible agony in the Second World War.

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May 1976 : UK Hardback

Title: The Kappillan of Malta (Ulverscroft large print series. [fiction])
Author(s): Nicholas Monsarrat
ISBN: 0-85456-564-7 / 978-0-85456-564-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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March 1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kappillan of Malta
Author(s): Nicholas Monsarrat
ISBN: 0-688-00243-9 / 978-0-688-00243-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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October 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Kappillan of Malta
Author(s): Nicholas Monsarrat
ISBN: 0-304-29052-1 / 978-0-304-29052-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cassell
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Paperback Editions

March 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kappillan of Malta (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
Author(s): Nicholas Monsarrat
ISBN: 0-304-35844-4 / 978-0-304-35844-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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April 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kappillan Of Malta
Author(s): Nicholas Monsarrat
ISBN: 0-330-24266-0 / 978-0-330-24266-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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April 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kappillan of Malta
Author(s): Nicholas Monsarrat
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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April 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kappillan of Malta (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
Author(s): Nicholas Monsarrat
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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