Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past, but Sofia has never spoken of it. She only admits to 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 learns that it lies a stone's throw from the deserted island of Spinalonga, Greece's former leper colony. She finds her mother's friend, Fortini, and 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 secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip.
©2005 Victoria Hislop; (P)2006 Headline Audiobooks
"At last, a beach book with a heart." (Observer)
"Passionately engaged with its subject." (The Sunday Times)
Married self employed stay at home Mum , trained in dairy herd management , love animals, have horses , cats and dog , live on an ex dairy
Interesting makes us want to holiday there and probably will , sad, happy , romantic , intriguing , similar to a book called the Island
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