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Christina and the George Cross Island-bookcover

By: Gordon Edgar Weston

Christina and the George Cross Island

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In the years leading up to the Second World War, amidst an economic depression, a young cabaret dancer from Northern England accepts a job at a modest music hall in Malta, a Mediterranean island. Unbeknownst to her, the outbreak of war following Italy’s declaration against Britain and France in the summer of 1940 would leave her stranded in Malta for the entirety of the conflict. In these challenging times, she finds herself working for the Royal Air Force and embroiled in a passionate love affair with a distinguished RAF pilot.

The author, drawing on contemporary eyewitness accounts and historical resources, sets the scene against a backdrop of bravery, resilience, and sacrifice. This period marks the two and a half years when Malta’s population and its defenders valiantly withstood the relentless onslaught of the Italian and German air forces.

Christina and the George Cross Island weaves a narrative that blends fact with fiction, infusing both humour and heartbreak into this compelling tale of war, love, and endurance.

After relocating from England to Malta in 2006, Gordon Edgar Weston dedicated considerable time to studying various facets of Maltese prehistory. This research culminated in his 2010 publication, The Maltese Cart-Ruts: Unravelling an Enigma. He followed this with Clapham Junction: 3,000 Years of Maltese Heritage in 2015. Weston’s most recent work, Christina and the George Cross Island marks a shift from prehistoric to modern Maltese history. Opting for the historical novel format, he believed this approach would resonate more broadly with readers. Christina is crafted as a historical narrative, aiming to engage a wider audience with its blend of fact and fiction.

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