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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect holiday read - ideally in Greece!, 20 May 2014
This review is from: The Island (Paperback)
So many beach reads are shallow and vacuous. This is not. Set in the 1940s and 1950s, with the backdrop of a Nazi invasion, the island of the book's title is a leper colony in Crete. Hislop perfectly captures the attitudes to leprosy, from those who suffered from the disease, those who treated it, those whose family members were forcibly removed, those who were just scared of the disease and its spread. A perfect holiday read - ideally in Greece!
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