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November 8, 2020 at 7:05 am #7856Abbie WilliamsGuest
by Victoria Hislop
- Language: english
- Publisher: Headline
- Author: Victoria Hislop
- Awards: Galaxy British Book Awards
- Release date: April 10, 2006
- Places: Greece
- Characters: Alexis Fielding, Sofia Fielding
- ISBN: 9780755309511 (0755309510)
- Genres: fiction, greece, historical, romance, drama, contemporary, novels
- Format: paperback, 473 pages
About The Book
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…
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