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This review is from: The Thread (Hardcover)It is 1917 in Thessaloniki and Dimitri Komninos is born at the same time as a ravage fire breaks out, the first of many tragic events that destroy this Greek city where people of different races and religions have historically lived amongst each other in peace and harmony. Five years later Katerina Sarafoglou, a small girl, escapes to Greece when separated from her mother after their home in Asia Minor is eradicated by the Turkish army. This is the story of the intertwined lives of Dimitri and Katerina. From World War 1 through to modern day we read not only of the catastrophic events that took place and the heartbreak caused to so many families due to war and oppression, but also of love, friendship and bravery.
This was such an enjoyable novel , was hooked from the very beginning, highly recommend.