22 January 2009

The Island

Having fnished the fantastic "Book Thief" I'm now about to start The Island by Victoria Hislop. Hopefully it will be as good a read.

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...

3 comments:

  1. This is an amazing little book ~ you should enjoy it! I bought a copy of The Book Thief yesterday and have added it to the pile of books waiting to be read!!

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  2. A totally terrific read - enjoy.

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  3. Another book that on my to be read list - and probably in a box somewhere!!!

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