Malta Remembered: Then and Now: a Love Story

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iUniverse, Mar 13, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
In 1963, Margaret Dexters husband made an impulsive decision to pack up and move to England for a year. They leased their home in Santa Barbara, California, and together with their four children made an unforgettable journey by land and sea, throwing caution to the wind. The move to England exposed the Dexters to much of the cultural richness of Europe; unfortunately, they returned to face financial ruin and cliff-hanging events. In 1967, Stillman Dexters work led him to Libya, forcing him to leave the family. In 1969, Margaret, five children and two poodles moved to the island of Malta, not far from Libya and closer to Stillman. Their life became almost idyllic, promising a rosy future. By November 1970, Libyas tense political situation changed everything. Libyas leader, Muammar Qaddaffi, denied renewal of all American work permits. The family plans for what might have been were swept away by one telegram. Margaret Dexter pens a loving tribute not only to the island of Malta and its special inhabitants, but also to her familys remarkable peregrination. Malta Remembered is an inspiring story of how one couple blessed and united by good fortune braved waves of adversity with hard work and love.
 

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Contents

One
1
Two
14
Three
28
Four
33
Five
40
Six
43
Seven
50
Eight
60
Fourteen
116
Fifteen
127
Sixteen
138
Seventeen
147
Eighteen
156
Nineteen
158
Memories of Malta 1970
177
Vintage Malta
194

Nine
71
Ten
76
Eleven
83
Twelve
95
Thirteen
108
Malta 2005
200
Twenty
203
Bibliography
209
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About the author (2009)

Margaret Dexter has been writing since childhood, distributing her first handwritten, illustrated newsletter to neighbors in Indianapolis, Indiana. She lives in Connecticut, where she is a freelance writer and photographer, and is currently compiling a volume of short stories and essays.

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