Malta and her sister islands, Gozo and Comino, bridge the gulf between Europe and North Africa, their rocky cliffs rising dramatically out of the clear, dark waters of the Mediterranean. From saints to grand masters, knights and corsairs to modern tourists, their lure has proved irresistible to visitors of all descriptions for many centuries. Steeped in history, Malta can provide a wealth of museums, prehistoric monuments, churches, palaces, forts, bastions and other architectural and archaeological jewels, to whet the appetite of the hungriest culture vulture. Yet she can also entice those of a more hedonistic bent to her beaches, bars, nightclubs and wild village festas. Simon Gaul brings the essence of these islands vividly to life with his entertaining and quirky take on all things Malti.Gaul, Simon is the author of 'Cadogan Guides Malta Gozo & Camino ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781860113659 and ISBN 1860113656.