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'The Island' A memorable insight into life in a Leper colony

Advantages: Well drawn charcters and an interesting plot
Disadvantages: none in my opinion!

...Review of 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop. I am reviewing the paperback format of the novel. It contains 496 pages, ISBN 978-0755309511, was first published 10/04/2006 and the genre classification is Modern Fiction. RRP £7.99 The Island is the first nov ...

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The island of no-return

Advantages: A gripping and fascinating read
Disadvantages: Slightly weak beginning, but perserve past chapter 2!

I love reading, but in the last few months I've found it hard to find the time or the energy to read anything other than a newspaper or magazine. Then whilst reading the "Metro" on the way to work last month I spotted a review on this book by debut noveli ...

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Deathly Disease

Advantages: fascinating story, good characters
Disadvantages: loads of descriptions

The young English woman Alexis plans a trip to Greece with her fiancé which will also include Crete, she asks her mother whether she'd mind her paying a visit to the village where she's from. Her mother Sofia is from Crete, but strangely and incomprehe ...

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Greek Tragedy

Advantages: Easy read, fascinating location
Disadvantages: unauthentic feel to natives, structure of book

...Richard and Judy's book club have selected me another read. This time, Victoria Hislop, the wife of Ian of Private Eye and "Have I Got News For You" fame, authors this book. I believe this is her debut book and has none of the satirical leanings of her hu ...

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The Island, not so idyllic...

Advantages: Great read, good ending
Disadvantages: Quite a lengthy book

...Island~~ This book is based on the Greek Island of Crete and the mysterious Spinalonga which is a small island off the Plaka coast. I live in Cyprus so I thought it would be a nice summer read which I could read on the Greek Cypriot beaches to help ...

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