The Island

by Ana Maria Matute

£9.99


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of The Island for collection at Hart's Books. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.

Fiction

Paperback

9780241374283

Published by Penguin Books Ltd

Published April 2020

Books > Fiction

‘This is an old and wicked island. An island of Phoenicians and merchants, of bloodsuckers and frauds’

Expelled from her convent school for kicking the prioress, and abandoned by her father when her mother dies, rebellious teenager Matia is sent to live with her domineering grandmother on the island of Mallorca. In the hot, oppressive stillness of an adolescent summer, she learns to scheme with her cousin Borja, and finds herself increasingly drawn to the strange outsider Manuel. But civil war has come to Spain, and it will teach Matia about the adult world in ways she could not foresee.

This powerful, lyrical coming-of-age novel depicts Mallorca as an enchanted island, a lost Eden and a Never Land combined, where ancient hatreds and present-day passions collide.

The Promise by Damon Galgut | 9781784744069

The Promise

Damon Galgut

£16.99

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead | 9780857526809

Great Circle

Maggie Shipstead

£16.99

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles | 9780099558781

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

£8.99

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman | 9780241425428

The Man Who Died Twice

Richard Osman

£18.99

Mythos by Stephen Fry | 9781405934138

Mythos

Stephen Fry

£9.99

Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi | 9781405944977

Eight Detectives

Alex Pavesi

£8.99