The most incredible story of heroism A Sunday Times top 10 bestseller Backed by the George Cross Island Association Tells the story through the experiences of those who were there Talented, promotable young historian Film option with Harvey Weinstein Major serialisation on hardback publication '(A) timely, many-faceted account...a long-overdue and comprehensive account of the second great siege of Malta...This is a fine first book from a promising young historian.' John Crossland, SUNDAY TIMES 'The remarkable story of how the British and their Maltese allies made it through with two bits of elastic and a broken fish-hook...James Holland does them proud with a loving, enthusiastic account' Will Cohu, DAILY TELEGRAPH
James Holland studied history at Durham University. He has published two novels and is working on a third. James writes articles and reviews for The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Times, Sunday Express, New Statesman and BBC History Magazine, mostly about 20th century social history and the Second World War.
'Holland's stirring account pays fitting tribute to the heroism of the island's defenders and its civil population ... the book teems with memorable characters.' MAIL ON SUNDAY