The island by Victoria Hislop

Louise A great book from beginning to end. Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother’s past of which she has never spoken of. The heart-warming storyline is packed with family sagas, doomed love affairs and family secrets whilst revealing factual history and the culture of a small part of Greece – Crete, and the deserted island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony.

Not a word or a sentence is wasted. Every character and place is well portrayed. Even the rogues you cannot dislike. A moving and absorbing tale. I was left wanting the story to continue.

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