The Island by Victoria Hislop

9780755309511

‘Vivid, moving and absorbing’ The Observer

INSPIRED BY TRUTH, THE STORY THAT HAS CAPTIVATED THE WORLD.

OVER 5 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE.

Ahead of publication of ONE AUGUST NIGHT, the sequel to THE ISLAND this October, we are giving 1 lucky reading group the chance to win 10 paperback copies of Victoria Hislop’s multi-million copy bestseller and reading group favourite to read and review.

To take part in the competition please email the publisher via the email below.

Closing date is 7th September 2020.

You can also find a reading group guide on the Resources page here

ABOUT THE BOOK:

On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother’s past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more.

Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone’s throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga – Greece’s former leper colony. Then she finds Fotini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion.

She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip…

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