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Spinalonga. the True Story

A Historical Drama. The Greek best seller by Anna Giakoumaki.

by Anna Giakoumaki


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A Greek islet, two real life heroes, a true love, a breathtaking true story. Life plays many tricks on us, but man plays even more. In the midst of a brutal Civil War, one of the most horrific chapters in the history of modern Greece unfolds on the small islet of Spinalonga - once an impregnable Venetian fortress and now home to a notorious leper colony. Dozens of unsuspecting grandparents, mothers and children from all over Crete will be caught in a web of intrigue and corruption, falsely labelled "lepers" and sent to a lifetime of confinement on this barren rock. A lone woman, Pipina, will manage to escape, thus setting in motion a series of events that changes everything. The hidden truth behind the island of Spinalonga, as recorded in historical archives and as narrated by those who lived it. 'Spinalonga. The True Story', because truth & love always end in victory...

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Anna Giakoumaki
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Anna Giakoumaki (Author)

Anna Giakoumaki was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1982. She comes from the village of Ekso Mouliana in the region of Sitia, and grew up in Agios Nikolaos. In addition to writing, she also publishes her books, in both print and digital form. After co...

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