by Victoria Hislop
✅ Editor: Headline Publishing Group
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The famous million-number of copies of a best-seller and winner of Richard & Judy’s Summer Lu 2006, Victoria Hislop is a dramatic four-generation story, rent through war, trafficking in love, violence and leprosy, in the thirties, through war, to the present timeOn the verge of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding aspires to find his mother in the pastBut Sofia never mentioned that.She acknowledges that she is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London.When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia offers her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that, thanks to her, she will make it possible to know more about it.Arriving in the Plaka district, Alexis is surprised to see that she is a stone’s throw away from the small deserted island of Spinalonga – Greece, former leper colony.Then she finds Fotini, and listens to the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the story of her grandmother, Eleni and her daughters, and a family of rent through tragedy, war and passionShe discovers how she is intimately connected to the island, and how the secret lies all in her powerful adherence
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