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Thank you Karen Cole of ‘Hair Past a Freckle72’ for her in-depth review of Jigsaw Island

Intricately plotted, observant and empathetic What a treat this book turned out to be, even if it turned out to be rather different from what I’d expected. I thought I’d be reading a novel about a woman finding herself on … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Island blog tour – review by Sharlene 29 July 2020

Thank you for taking part in the blog tour on Instagram yesterday and for putting together this image: Shh_reads_ I’ve been to a Greek Island! It may have been in a book as part of a blog tour but was … Continue reading

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JIGSAW ISLAND – the blog tour

Never had a blog tour for a book before, so not sure what to expect other than, well, reviews. Starts tomorrow. Oh well, here’s hoping…

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Review Jigsaw Island: A great summer read

Katherine May 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Summer Read Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2020 A story that is full of human connection and compassion infused with a warmth and gentle humor that reminds us not to … Continue reading

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Lovely review of JIGSAW ISLAND – warms a writer’s heart

Katherine May 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Summer Read Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2020 A great summer read. A story that is full of human connection and compassion infused with a warmth and gentle humor … Continue reading

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Let me take you to where we live – in our hearts….

Leros, of course… This is a view of Pandeli from the path that leads to Vromolithos in the next small bay. In Jigsaw Island, this is the path Alexis uses when he strolls down to have a drink at the … Continue reading

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Agios Isidoros, Leros. Religion, fairytale and fiction

All Leros Info has to say about this beautiful little chapel is: In the area of Kokkali, the picturesque, little church of Agios Isidoros can be found. It is built on an islet in the sea and is connected to … Continue reading

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First review of JIGSAW ISLAND – and it’s a cracker…

Thank you, Jena Henry. Review on Goodreads. Five star! Symi is a Greek Island and a perfect vacation spot. Beautiful waters, bright sun and a happy atmosphere attract tourists from all over. A few years ago, Clair visited Symi as … Continue reading

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JIGSAW ISLAND is live!

Finally, after a l-o-o-o-o-ong birth process, JIGSAW ISLAND is live. Ebook published today. Paperback out in July. On a holiday escape to the Greek islands, Annie Buchanan discovers what – and then who – is missing from her life… When … Continue reading

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Behind the holiday island: The refugee crisis and the future for healthcare on Leros

     Pandeli Harbour, Leros Here is the second part of the interview with my friend, Takis Varnas, who works as a nurse on Leros in the Dodecanese islands. I am indebted to him for his practical help and advice … Continue reading

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