5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
An absorbing read,
This review is from: The House on Paradise Street (Paperback)
Having been a big fan of "The Red Countess", I was really looking forward to Sofka Zinovieff's first novel. I was not disappointed. "The House on Paradise Street" is a great read: well written, strong characters and set during a turbulent period of Greek history which has disturbing parallels with what is happening right now on the streets of Athens. The writer's understanding of the Greek culture and way of life comes through every page but it is the story - and in particular the relationship between the two sisters - that grips you and, in my case, had me scurrying home from an event so that I could find out what happened in the end. If you enjoyed Victoria Hislop's "The Thread", you will love this book.