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Aphrodite's Island

Hilary Green

In 1955 Cyprus is torn apart by EOKA and Ariadne's family is deeply involved, but her heart skips the divide on seeing the young officer, Stephen Allenby, when her house is searched by the British military.They have an affair but when it becomes known he is sent home.

In 1974 Stephen exists in a strained marriage and a miserable job, but the resurgence of EOKA activity afford him the opportunity to return to the island, but with his wife and young daughter in tow. Here he searches for the remembrances of his youth.

In 1998 his daughter, Cressida, now thirty-six, is at a cross-roads in her life. Her mother has just died and her relationship with her long-term boyfriend has failed. She travels to Northern Cyprus, now under Turkish control, to seek answers to the painful memories of her father's disappearance.

Publishing Details:
Robert Hale, 2014

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