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...


  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!!

  2. A totally terrific read - enjoy.

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


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