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One Island worth a visit!
Reviewed in Australia on 21 April 2017
This is a really good read, thought provoking and well worth using for a book club choice. The backdrop of Crete and the lifestyle of the community at the heart of the story are completely believable and honest, both in regard to the families of main focus and the medical treatment of those on the island (not to be a spoiler).I am in my mid eighties, having been brought up in a large country town in wheatbelt Western Australia, so can parallel the life I lead with the period and characters in the story - the freedoms I enjoyed and it must be said, the ignorance that existed about some diseases and the reach of medical research. I do like the way this author has let the world advance so subtly from horse and cart to cars trucks and aircraft so seamlessly that you are hardly aware of the changes supporting the development of the story. There is a beautiful interaction and sense of loyalty and trust within friendships that endured. The writing is as skilled as the story which has laid to rest one of life's tragic illnesses - quite a gem of a book!