The Island (Paperback)
  • 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 Island, the acclaimed million-copy No.1 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. ***A beautiful 10th anniversary paperback edition that includes a new essay by Victoria Hislop on the impact of this million-copy bestseller.*** 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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“Haven't stopped talking about it!”

Absolutely loved it. Couldn't put it down toward the end, brilliant story and beautifully written. Wonderful book, definitely one I'd recommend.

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15th May 2013
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“Couldn't put it down!”

It's a book that will stay with you, long after you finish reading it.

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21st May 2013
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“Brilliant read”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it just made me want to visit Crete.

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27th July 2013
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