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On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mothers 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. Ar On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mothers 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 stones throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greeces 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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On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mothers 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. Ar On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mothers 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 stones throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greeces 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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Title The Island Height 12.9
Victoria Hislop Width 3.2
ISBN-13 9780755309511 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 0755309510 Spine Width
Publisher Headline Pages 473
Edition Availability In Stock

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