The Girl Under The Olive Tree

Fleming Leah

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2013
Edition: First Edition

Description: 441 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. 1941 Greece. An Event Which Changed The World. An Affair Which Changed Everything.

Publishers Description: May1941 and the island of Crete is invaded by paratroopers from the air. After a lengthy fight, thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers are forced to take to the hills or become escaping PoWs, sheltered by the Cretan villagers. Sixty years later, Lois West and her young son, Alex, invite feisty Great Aunt Pen to a special eighty-fifth birthday celebration on Crete, knowing she has not been back there since the war. Penelope George - formerly Giorgidiou - is reluctant to go but is persuaded by the fact it is the 60th anniversary of the Battle. It is time for her to return and make the journey she never thought she'd dare to. On the outward voyage from Athens, she relives her experiences in the city from her early years as a trainee nurse to those last dark days stranded on the island, the last female foreigner. When word spreads of her visit, and old Cretan friends and family come to greet her, Lois and Alex are caught up in her epic pilgrimage and the journey which leads her to a reunion with the friend she thought she had lost forever - and the truth behind a secret buried deep in the past...

ISBN: 9780857204042

(154796)

441 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. 1941 Greece. An Event Which Changed The World. An Affair Which Changed Everything.



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