Phaedra – 23rd NOVEL IN THE SERIES
When Phaedra is born she is a healthy girl and followed eighteen months later by an equally healthy boy. Although there is bad feeling between Eleni and Maria, their enmity comes to a head
when Maria’s daughter is found to have leprosy and transported to Spinalonga, giving rise to tragic occurrences.
Phaedra had expected to be admitted to a leprosarium and was shocked by the conditions that awaited her on the island. Gradually she accepts her new life. When Yannis and other inmates from the Heraklion hospital arrived on Spinalonga life for everyone changed dramatically for the better over the coming years.
Phaedra and her friend, Flora, both found happiness with men they loved until the invasion of Crete by the Germans and due to the island being blockaded they are subjected to starvation and misery.