Thursday, 11 August 2011


The Island by Victoria Hislop
This story takes place on the small island of Plaka.
 The Petrakis family live in a small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast of Plaka is Spinalonga, where the nations leper colony was located. This place has haunted four generations of petrakis women. Eleni was ripped from her husband and two young daughters and sent to Spinalonga in 1939. her daughter Maria found joy in everyday caring for her father. However Anna the wild child who hungers for passion and a life anywhere but Plaka.Finally there is Alexis, who is Eleni's great-grandaughter, visiting the modern day Greece trying to unlock her families past.
An excellent book, I basically opened the cover and read ,and read on and on all in one day!My daspinalonga was a leper colony the book is  ficiton, but you really could imagine it all happening as it is told in the book by Victoria Hislop.How she writes makes you literally see in your mind the places and people she describes.

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