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The Sunrise

The Number One Sunday Times bestseller 'Fascinating and moving'

March 1, 2016 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780755377817
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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

About this Author

Victoria Hislop is the multi-million copy bestselling author of eight books, including The Island, The Return, The Thread, The Sunrise, Those Who are Loved, The Last Dance and Other Stories and Cartes Postales from Greece. Her books have been translated into forty languages. Her most recent novel, One August Night, returned to Crete in the long-anticipated sequel to The Island and spent twelve weeks in the Top 10 hardback fiction charts.

Victoria was executive producer on the adaptations of The Island, Cartes Postales and One August Night for Greek television - and recently took part in Dancing with the Stars, also on Greek television.

Victoria divides her time between England and Greece and, in 2020, was granted honorary citizenship by the President of Greece. She was recently granted an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Sheffield and is patron of Knossos 2025, which has raised funds to rebuild the new research centre at one of Greece's most significant archaeological sites. She is also on the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.

ISBN: 9780755377817
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Cato & Macro
Pages: 352
Publisher: Headline
Published: 2016-03-01

Reviews

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... Hislop hasn't of course been into Famagusta - no one may, even now - but has stood near the barbed wire and imagined what life was like there, then and now, with her usual gift for presenting bits of history most of us are unfamiliar with from a fictional point of view

--Independent on Sunday

'Vibrant... Hislop brings history to life in this compelling tale'--Tatler

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--Essentials

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--Woman

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'--Sun

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

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