The Island

by Victoria Hislop | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0755309510 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MissTerry of London, Greater London United Kingdom on 12/27/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by MissTerry from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 27, 2006
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"On the brink of her own 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 Fortini, 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 MissTerry from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, July 20, 2008
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