Grub Street, 1st ed., 2005. Vi + 402 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Based on the widely acclaimed 1987 Grub Street publication, Malta : The Hurricane Years, this is a fully revised and updated account of the RAF and Commonwealth pilots who flew Hurricanes in defence of Malta between June 1940 to April 1942. Since the earlier publication, a number of personal diaries and journals have come to light and these have been widely quoted. The book is further enhanced by the personal experiences of Flt Lt (then Sgt Plt) James Pickering AFC, who flew Hurricanes with the 261 Squadron and who also provided the Foreword and many previously unpublished photographs within.