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Author: Hislop Victoria

Brand: Hachette India

Package Dimensions: 30x192x300

Number Of Pages: 432

Release Date: 04-06-2015

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‘Intelligent and immersive… a poignant, compelling family saga’ The Sunday Times The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller from the million-copy best-selling author of The Island, The Thread, and The Return. In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple are about to open the island’s most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Özkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city’s façade of glamour and success, tension is building. When a Greek coup plunges the island into chaos, Cyprus faces a disastrous conflict. Turkey invades to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority, and Famagusta is shelled. Forty thousand people seize their most precious possessions and flee from the advancing soldiers. In the deserted city, just two families remain. This is their story. Praise for The Sunrise. . . ‘Fascinating and moving’ The Times ‘An imaginative tour de force, and a great read’ Daily Mail ‘An absorbing tale about family, friendship, loyalty and betrayal’ Good Housekeeping ‘Heartbreaking’ Essentials ‘Vibrant… Hislop brings history to life in this compelling tale’ Tatler ‘Fascinating’ Sunday Mirror
‘Vibrant… Hislop brings history to life in this compelling tale’ ―

Hislop brings her consummate storytelling skills to this enthralling tale of love, marriage and a community all put to the test ―
Woman & Home

Heartbreaking… A fascinating insight into a part of Mediterranean history that isn’t often explored ―

An imaginative tour de force, and a great read ―
Daily Mail

Fascinating ―
Sunday Mirror

Hislop’s writing effectively weaves the personal into the political without ever becoming overbearing. An informative but equally emotional read ―

Fascinating and moving… Hislop writes unforgettably about Cyprus and its people ―
The Times

An absorbing tale about family, friendship, loyalty and betrayal, set during a violent period in the history of Cyprus ―
Good Housekeeping

Intelligent and immersive… Hislop’s incisive narrative weaves a vast array of fact through a poignant, compelling family saga ―
The Sunday Times

‘Some beautiful writing about a difficult period in time makes for a great read’ ―

Adroitly plotted and deftly characterised, Hislop’s gripping novel tells the stories of ordinary Greek and Turkish families trying to preserve their humanity in a maelstrom of deception, betrayal and ethnic hatred ―
Mail on Sunday

One of the best things about this novel is the way Hislop depicts the growing teamwork, love, respect, and trust which two families of opposite persuasions manage to establish ―
Independent on Sunday
Book Description
The new novel from million-copy bestselling author Victoria Hislop: a heartbreaking, immersive tale set against the stunning backdrop of Famagusta, Cyprus.
About the Author
Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony, Victoria Hislop wrote The Island in 2005. It became an international bestseller and a 26-part Greek TV series. She was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards and is now an ambassador for Lepra. Her affection for the Mediterranean then took her to Spain, and in the number one bestseller The Return she wrote about the painful secrets of its civil war. In The Thread, Victoria returned to Greece to tell the turbulent tale of Thessaloniki and its people across the twentieth century. Shortlisted for a British Book Award, it confirmed her reputation as an inspirational storyteller.Her fourth novel, The Sunrise, about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the enduring ghost town of Famagusta, was a Sunday Times number one bestseller. Cartes Postales from Greece, fiction illustrate


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