Wednesday, 21 June 2017
This time it's back to Greece again - and to the island of Kefalonia. Made famous by Captain Corelli's Mandolin, it is the largest island in the Ionian sea and one that remains on my 'must visit' list. With its beautiful white sandy beaches and rugged scenery, medieval castles and hidden villages, what's not to like? Paul Dillon manages to capture all this and more in his book The magic of the receiver. The description of the catastrophic earthquake is very moving and I liked the way in which the book links the past and the present through the boyhood memories of a man and the eyes of his daughter as she visits the island. Great summer escapism!
Set on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia, this vivid family saga is lit with memorable characters: a man revisiting the haunting site of a childhood earthquake, and his American-born daughter who faces a decision that could change her life.
Paul Dillon is a British author living in Los Angeles, California. His first novel, THE MAGIC IN THE RECEIVER, was published in July 2012.
Julie Ryan is the author of the Greek Island mystery series, Jenna's Journey, Sophia's Secret and Pandora's Prophecy. You can find out more about her here