Aphrodite's War
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Aphrodite's War

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The island is divided, but one man's love will never be compromised...It's Cyprus, 1955 - a guerrilla war is raging and four Greek brothers are growing up to the familiar sounds of exploding bombs and sniper fire. Determined to avenge the death of his elder brother and to win the heart of his beloved Praxi, young Loukis joins a cell of schoolboy terrorists operating in the mountains. But when his cohorts blow themselves up in a freak accident, he returns home in shock, yearning for the warm embrace of his family - and of his sweetheart. But his adored Praxi is now married to someone else, and playing at her feet is a young toddler...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 128 x 188 x 34mm | 381.02g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552776343
  • 9780552776349
  • 475,180

About Andrea Busfield

Andrea Busfield is a British journalist. Having lived in Afghanistan, where she wrote her first Kabul-set novel BORN UNDER A MILLION SHADOWS, she returned to Cyprus, where she lived as a young girl in the 70s and witnessed the Turkish invasion of the island. She and her family were evacuated in 1974. Visit her at www.Andreabusfieldbooks.co.ukshow more

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"Captivating and evocative...Busfield writes with a light touch, which means there are some genuinely laugh out loud moments. But there are also passages that can bring the reader to tears - a real testament to a powerful writer whose story will capture your hearts." News of the Worldshow more

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THE ISLAND IS DIVIDED, BUT ONE MAN'S LOVE WILL NEVER BE COMPROMISED... Cyprus, 1955 - a guerrilla war is raging and four Greek brothers are growing up to the familiar sounds of exploding bombs and sniper fire. Determined to avenge the death of his elder brother and to win the heart of his beloved Praxi, young Loukis joins a cell of schoolboy terrorists operating in the mountains. But when his cohorts blow themselves up in a freak accident, he returns home in shock, yearning for the warm embrace of his family - and of his sweetheart. But his adored Praxi is now married to someone else, and playing at her feet is a young toddler...show more

Review Text

"Captivating and evocative...Busfield writes with a light touch, which means there are some genuinely laugh out loud moments. But there are also passages that can bring the reader to tears - a real testament to a powerful writer whose story will capture your hearts."show more

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116 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (44)
3 28% (33)
2 6% (7)
1 3% (3)
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