The Island

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9780755329649: The Island
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'Hislop carefully evokes the lives of Cretans between the wars and during German occupation, but most commendable is her compassionate portrayal of the outcasts' Guardian (Guardian)

'Hislop is an exceptional writer with a strong voice who completely deserves rich success with this debut... Beautifully balanced, vivid and atmospheric prose' Newbury Weekly News (Newbury Weekly News)

'War, tragedy and passion unfurl against a Mediterranean backdrop in this engrossing debut novel' You magazine (You magazine)

'Wonderful descriptions, strong characters and an intimate portrait of island existence' Woman & Home (Woman & Home)

'Passionately engaged with its subject...the author has meticulously researched her fascinating background and medical facts' The Sunday Times (The Sunday Times)

'A page-turning tale that reminds us that love and life continue in even the most extraordinary of circumstances' Sunday Express (Sunday Express)

'Hislop's deep research, imagination and patent love of Crete creates a convincing portrait of times on the island. She writes evocatively of the minutiae of traditional life... She...manages to milk the dramatic potential of each unexpected twist and broken engagement, of the ruined and resurrected lives of her characters... A moving and absorbing holiday read that pulls at the heart strings' Evening Standard (Evening Standard)

'At last - a beach book with a heart... Meticulous research into Cretan culture...packed with family sagas, doomed love affairs, devastating secrets... She also forces us to reflect on illness, both the nasty, narrow-mindedness of the healthy and the spirit of survival in the so-called "unclean". Her message seems as relevant today as it would have been a century ago' Observer (Observer)

'A moving and atmospheric tale' The Scotsman (The Scotsman)

'A promising debut' Grazia magazine (Grazia)

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The million-copy number one bestseller

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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Victoria Hislop
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Descripción Headline Publishing Group, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 174 x 112 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The million-copy number one bestseller 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. Nº de ref. de la librería LIB9780755329649

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Descripción Headline Publishing Group, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 174 x 112 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The million-copy number one bestseller 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. Nº de ref. de la librería LIB9780755329649

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Descripción Headline/ Review, London, 2006. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: New. First Pbk.Ed.. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería 20570

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