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The Island by Victoria Hislop
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Oct 01, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction

The background to this story is so well researched that you feel as if it is a truthful account of events surrounding the lives of those suffering from leprosy in Crete during the Second World War, and their families and friends. There is love and tragedy, betrayal and loyalty, deceit and courage.

Thankfully, both medicinal science and the attitude of society to serious illness have made massive advances since those days.

Once you have started reading this book, you will become captivated, and will have your nose in it at every opportunity, until you reach the last page. I would therefore advise you to put it at the top of you holiday reading list.
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October 1, 2009 – Shelved
January 27, 2011 – Shelved as: historical-fiction

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Susie This is a book that I loved, too. Found the book secondhand with the Richard & Judy sticker still on it - I'd remembered seeing the book recommended on their show years ago & I actually found the book here in Belgium. Other books that had been recommended turned out to be good, like The Historian, &;luckily this one did, too.


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Jessaka Thank you for this fantastic review


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