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The Girl Under the Olive Tree

The Girl Under the Olive Tree

(2012)
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May 1941 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...

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Girl Under the Olive Tree
Author(s): Leah Fleming
ISBN: 0-7505-3962-3 / 978-0-7505-3962-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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January 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: The Girl Under the Olive Tree
Author(s): Leah Fleming
ISBN: 0-85720-404-1 / 978-0-85720-404-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Girl Under the Olive Tree
Author(s): Leah Fleming
ISBN: 0-85720-406-8 / 978-0-85720-406-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Girl Under the Olive Tree
Author(s): Leah Fleming
ISBN: 0-85720-405-X / 978-0-85720-405-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2014 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Girl Under the Olive Tree
Author(s): Leah Fleming
ISBN: 0-85714-828-1 / 978-0-85714-828-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2014 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Girl Under the Olive Tree
Author(s): Leah Fleming
ISBN: 0-85714-829-X / 978-0-85714-829-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Girl Under the Olive Tree
Author(s): Leah Fleming
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Girl Under the Olive Tree
Author(s): Leah Fleming
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   



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