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The Island (Paperback)
  • The Island (Paperback)
  • The Island (Paperback)
  • The Island (Paperback)
The Island (Paperback) The Island (Paperback)
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Paperback Published: 10/04/2006
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The acclaimed million-copy number one bestseller and winner of Richard & Judy's Summer Read 2006 from Victoria Hislop is a dramatic tale of four generations, rent by war, illicit love, violence and leprosy, from the thirties, through the war, to the present day. On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone's throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony. Then she finds Fotini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip...

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755309511

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This book has been sensitively and beautifully written. The story is told through narrative by Fortini, who shares the history of her family's entwined past with Sofia's family to Alexis. (Sofia has always... More

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An absolutely fantastic book and so well written. I read it on holiday and couldn't put it down. It was wonderful and so heartfelt it really make me cry at the end (with happiness I would add)

16th February 2012
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“Worthy of a read!”

I was told about this book by my teenage daughter, she said it was a must read. She was right! I was drawn into the book, believable characters, interesting storyline. I couldnt put it down! It will be getting passed... More

27th March 2012
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