Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Summer Reads - The Island

The Island by Victoria Hislop

Aptly named for a summer read – ‘The Island’ immediately conjures up images of sun drenched beaches and glistening seas. Spinalonga? The Island in question however is not fictional; it’s a real place with an intriguing history: Greece’s official national Leper colony until 1957.
The main character Alexis, an educated young woman, is at a crossroads in her life and decides to delve into her family background to see if the past can influence her decisions in the future. She discovers a tale of sadness and hope, family tension and dramas; more importantly, why her mother was always reticent about talking about her background.

A book with two stories, equally fascinating and captivating – well worth packing in your suitcase!

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