The Island of Missing Trees – Elif Shafak

This is the latest book I have read of several by this wonderful author whose writing is always full of intrigue. The story is set in Cyprus at the time of the war with Turkey in 1974 and features forbidden love which is lost but found again many years later. This in itself lures you into the book but, then there are the chapters told by a fig tree which has been rescued from Cyprus and buried in a London garden to preserve it. I was really pleased to see the actress Ruth Jones raving about this book on the BBC2 programme Between The Covers. She also said she found the twist at the end amazing which I did and hope any other readers will too. A real gem of a book – thank you Elif.

3 thoughts on “The Island of Missing Trees – Elif Shafak

  1. Thanks for the recommendation Mo, sounds like a great story. Wish you a Very Happy New Year and hope you have lots of happy reads in 2023. Hope to meet up soon ? Cathy x


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