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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 04/06/2015
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The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller

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 open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the OEzkans, 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 facade 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.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755377800
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 293 g
Dimensions: 198 x 135 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'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 *

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 *

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“A very interesting read”

Really enjoyed this book, I did think it could have had more detail but a very good and interesting read. Easily hooks you into the characters and the dreadful situation of the time.
(Although The Island is still my fav) More

Hardback edition
19th June 2015
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“The Sunrise is an easy read, with plenty of action to keep the reader interested, but not quite enough depth for me.”

When I learnt that her latest novel; The Sunrise was to be set in the northern Cypriot town of Famagusta, I was intrigued as Cyprus is an island that I've visited many times. I've stood at the dividing... More

Hardback edition
2nd April 2015
Helpful? Upvote 52

“Another Victoria lovely !”

Victoria Hislop is one of my favourite authors , The. Island is still my favourite but all her books are great and this is no exception , easy to read and enjoy but makes you wish you were in the sunshine instead of... More

Paperback edition
16th August 2015
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