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This book was really great!! Being a Greek I could understand more the culture, reactions and the whole story narrated in this book! I have never been to Spinalonga, but after reading this book I want to go there asap!!! I watched the TV series based on this book and I have to admit that it was even better than the book!!!Read moreLess
"Wonderful book. Grabs you from the first page and…"
Wonderful book. Grabs you from the first page and really touches your heart.
I am a book worm and it doesn't take me much to get hooked but I literally couldn't put this down.
It is about an island in the med where lepers used to be sent, and the prejudice they encounter. Sad but heart warming, makes you smile and cry in equal amounts for lost lives and loves.Read moreLess
"An amazing book. I haven't visited Spinalonga but would love…"
An amazing book. I haven't visited Spinalonga but would love to do so after reading the book.Read moreLess
"Having heard mixed reviews of this, I didn't expect to…"
Having heard mixed reviews of this, I didn't expect to really enjoy it. However, it gently wooed me. The setting was beautifully detailed and the characters were handled sensitively. An interesting, thought provoking read, which made me not want to finish.Read moreLess
"I found this book to be very thougt provoking and…"
I found this book to be very thougt provoking and it gently grips you. A good book.Read moreLess
"A good read which gives a real sense of place…"
A good read which gives a real sense of place - not just of Greece but also of the leper colony and the society beside it. Good and beleivable characterisation. The harrowing fact that this was based on a real situation was mitigated by the delicacy and love with which the characters were drawn.Read moreLess
"I really enjoyed this book, it's not the normal type…"
I really enjoyed this book, it's not the normal type of thing I would go for but I was pleasantly surprised.Read moreLess
"A good read. Upsetting too as it is based on…"
A good read. Upsetting too as it is based on the true story of a leper colony on a Greek Island. However very well written and a nice story of family history and romance if you dont mind the sad bits interspersed. There is hope too though with a cure for leprosy in the story.Read moreLess