The Island

by Victoria Hislop | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780755309511 Global Overview for this book
Registered by _Dragana_ of Lakithra, Kefalonia Greece on 12/4/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by _Dragana_ from Lakithra, Kefalonia Greece on Friday, December 04, 2015
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…

Journal Entry 2 by _Dragana_ at Pub Old House in Argostoli, Kefalonia Greece on Thursday, December 10, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (12/6/2015 UTC) at Pub Old House in Argostoli, Kefalonia Greece

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