The Island

The Island

Book - 2005
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Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it, all she states is that she grew up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, Sofia gives her daughter a letter of introduction to a friend who will be able to fill in details. Alexis is astonished that the village of Plaka is a stone's throw from Spinalonga, Greece's former leper colony. Through the friend of her mother's Alexis at last hears her mother's story - a story of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters, and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion ...
Publisher: London :, Review,, 2005
ISBN: 9780755329649
Branch Call Number: F HIS NVD
Characteristics: 375 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 08, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this, and learned a few things at the same time!

May 10, 2013

Victoria deserves every award she has received for her books. Loved this saga of several generations, could not put it down, became so involved with their lives, thoughtfully developed plot, real people, well researched history.

Nov 21, 2011

I believe that this is what people talk about when they say "beach read' enjoyed the book. Had a nice pace, and a nice story with a good amount of secrets unearthed to keep you interested. Not a huge fan of the ending, but a nice read anyway.

Aug 30, 2010

I found the first 56 - 60 pages slow but then the book became very enjoyable. I was sorry to finish it, wish it kept going.

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