The Island

by Victoria Hislop | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780755309511 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Triggerfish of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 4/3/2008
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Triggerfish from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 03, 2008
Amazon Synopsis
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 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...

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Very much enjoyed this , particulary the Spinalonga parts

Comment July 2018

Rather sad to see that this book has been in the bookcrossing community for ten years and no-one else seems to have actually read it!

Journal Entry 2 by Cahira from Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Whoops, somehow this book ended up in my suitcase together with some other books ;-)
I've read on the back of the book something about Spinalonga. I found that an interesting place and have visited myself.
This book is going on Mount To Be Read.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAaltsjewing at Terschelling West, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Found it in a big box of books.
Will soon be set free in obcz 't landhuisje

Journal Entry 4 by wingAaltsjewing at Bookcrossing Convention Bordeaux 2018 in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (4/20/2018 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Bordeaux 2018 in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France

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Took it to the convention

Journal Entry 5 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Quelque part à Bordeaux in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (4/22/2018 UTC) at Quelque part à Bordeaux in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France

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Release walk Bordeaux BC Convention 2018

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