In her early childhood, Liliana L. Belardinelli lived through the intrigues of Maltese politics. The evening of Christmas Day 1934 her father Arnaldo Belardinelli was arrested.
Liliana, who now lives in Australia, has a degree in Arts from Melbourne University and first became interested in discovering the truth about her father’s trial when the fifty years clamp on information was finally lifted in 1986.
Based upon the reminiscences of a woman, now living in Australia, who grew up in Malta, Italy, North Africa, Germany, back to Malta and then to England between 1929 and 1949 – twenty years, only a score. Yet it is an historical record of events described as they took place during periods of family crisis and world problems, and as they were observed by that young person.