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A heartfelt depiction of family, feuds and war
on 6 November 2012
Sofka Zinovieff's "House on Paradise Street" is a novel straight from the heart. One can see the amount of research that has gone in to creating this masterpiece.
For anyone wanting to look beyond Greece's sunshine and blue seas, this book is a must.
I have often said that in order to understand a person's present, they must understand their past. The same applies to countries, and never is this a truer statement than that of Greece.
The past shapes the present and can never be ignored. Sofka helps us to understand why present day Greece is the way she is - and how outside powers have excerted so much influence over this region.
Thank you for a very intelligent read.