Children Come By Ship is a devastating novel set in the 1930s that attempts to discover the roots of a long-gone social and religious interrelationship on the Southern Mediterranean island of Malta, a former British colony. The drama plays havoc with two central characters, a heroic Roman Catholic priest and an unmarried young girl betrayed by her own innocence. In an attempt to rehabilitate the hapless Susanna, the priest falls under suspicion, is condemned by all, ostracised, and eventually forced to flee the island. Oliver Friggieri is internationally renowned for his in-depth analysis of Mediterranean cultures, particularly that of his native Malta. His works have been translated into several languages. His novels provide a skilful portrayal of customs, prejudices and once strongly held beliefs from an era which has long disappeared but still marks today's generations. He is best known for his bestselling skillful, captivating style. His works flow from a deep understanding of the spirit that writs large in the Mediterranean but is common to mankind.
Oliver Friggieri, born in Malta in 1947, is a renowned novelist, poet and scholar whose works have been translated into numerous languages and published throughout the world. He is Professor of Literature at the University of Malta and the winner of various international prizes. His long list of books includes about sixty which have been launched outside his native country. His novels Children Come By Ship and Let Fair Weather Bring Me Home were launched by Austin Macauley Publishers™ Ltd (London) in 2013 and 2015.
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