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BOOK OF THE MONTH
MY LIFE IN FULL
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An intimate and powerful memoir by the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo

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The Island
Victoria Hislop

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Headline Review
Page Extent : 496
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780755329649
Price : 699

About the book
The million-copy number one bestseller

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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Victoria Hislop
Victoria Hislop read English at Oxford, and worked in publishing, PR and as a journalist before becoming a novelist. She is married with two children. Her first novel, The Island, held the Number One...(+)
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