The Maltese islands, but not as you know them

Uncommon Malta & Gozo is an intimate companion and travelogue that steers you through the urban streets and along the rugged coast with anecdote, lore, myth, field notes, maps, routes, illustrations and itineraries as your guide.

‘Uncommon’ celebrates the ‘habit of flux’, urging you to lose your way in order to stumble across the roads less travelled in Malta and Gozo. Edited by Maltese journalist Emma Mattei and designed by resident British artist Jon Banthorpe, Uncommon has brought together a chorus of voices that delve into our common identity with insight, passion and humour.

The book features work by: Nicholas de Piro, Raphael Vassallo, Kurt Arrigo, David Pisani, Stephanie Von Reiswitz, Chris Bianchi, Harry Malt, Amelia Troubridge, Sacha Maric, Geoffrey Aquilina Ross, Gordon Guillaumier, Franziska Von Stenglin, Peter Vassallo, Alex Vella Gera, Mark Mangion, Liam Gauci and Juan Sarquis amongst others.

Published by Miranda. Uncommon Malta is sold at €25 from bookstores. The book was launched at the Anadrian Engine Room at the Maritime Museum in Malta on July 6. For more information, log on to