The Island

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by Victoria Hislop | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780755329649 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Ziehna of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 8/31/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by Ziehna from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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***A beautiful 10th anniversary paperback edition that includes a new essay by Victoria Hislop on the impact of this million-copy bestseller.***

'A moving and absorbing holiday read that pulls at the heartstrings' Evening Standard

The acclaimed million-copy number one bestseller and winner of Richard & Judy's Summer Read 2006. Victoria Hislop tells a dramatic tale of four generations, illicit love, violence and leprosy, from the thirties, through the war, to the present day.

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...

Praise for The Island. . .

'A vivid, moving and absorbing tale'

'Victoria Hislop . . . brings dignity and tenderness to her novel about lives blighted by leprosy'


Journal Entry 2 by Ziehna at -- controlled release --, Zürich Switzerland on Sunday, March 26, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (3/29/2023 UTC) at -- controlled release --, Zürich Switzerland


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Journal Entry 3 by wingZoe-1986wing at - irgendwo im Bundesland Brandenburg, Brandenburg Germany on Sunday, April 2, 2023
Ein Buch aus der 23er Buchkette. Da es ein englischsprachiges ist und ich dieser Sprache nicht mächtig bin, darf es bald weiterreisen.

Released 1 mo ago (4/8/2023 UTC) at Bücherzelle im Familienpark Großkoschen in Senftenberg, Brandenburg Germany


Die Saison auf dem Campingplatz startet und so schaue ich doch mal an der Bücherzelle im Familienpark vorbei. Gut bestückt, ja okay, passt ja eh nicht so viel rein... weil ein kleines Regal drin ist.
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