One August Night: Sequel to much-loved classic, The Island (Hardback)
  • One August Night: Sequel to much-loved classic, The Island (Hardback)
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One August Night: Sequel to much-loved classic, The Island (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 29/10/2020
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In this highly anticipated sequel to her bestselling The Island, Hislop returns to the isle of Spinalonga in a nuanced and absorbing tale of hope and tragedy.

'A return to Hislop's thyme-scented, Aegean-lapped fictional Greece' The Sunday Times

Beloved author Victoria Hislop returns to Crete in this long-anticipated sequel to her multi-million-copy Number One bestseller, The Island.

25th August 1957. The island of Spinalonga closes its leper colony. And a moment of violence has devastating consequences.

When time stops dead for Maria Petrakis and her sister, Anna, two families splinter apart and, for the people of Plaka, the closure of Spinalonga is forever coloured with tragedy.

In the aftermath, the question of how to resume life looms large. Stigma and scandal need to be confronted and somehow, for those impacted, a future built from the ruins of the past.

Number one bestselling author Victoria Hislop returns to the world and characters she created in The Island - the award-winning novel that remains one of the biggest selling reading group novels of the century. It is finally time to be reunited with Anna, Maria, Manolis and Andreas in the weeks leading up to the evacuation of the island... and beyond.

Discover for yourself why ten million readers worldwide love the novels of Victoria Hislop...

'This dramatic, absorbing and good-natured novel abounds Greek Island atmosphere'
Daily Mail on One August Night

'Immersive storytelling sweeps you along'
Mail on Sunday on One August Night

'A dramatic story of love, betrayal and allegiances . . . Hislop evokes Greece beautifully'
Woman & Home on One August Night

'Hislop's love for Greece shines through this wonderfully descriptive and compelling tale'
Sunday Express on One August Night

'This love letter to Greece will sweep you away to another time and place'
The Sunday Mirror on One August Night

'Hislop expertly delves into the complex history of a fascinating country in this beautifully written family saga'
Daily Mirror on One August Night

'Compelling and moving, this is a real page turner'
Woman's Weekly on One August Night

'The descriptions of Greece leave you feeling like you're right there'
Good Housekeeping on One August Night

'A beautifully written story that will enchant the reader'
The Express on One August Night

'A dramatic story of love, betrayal and allegiances'
Woman magazine on One August Night

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472278401
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Fast-paced narrative and utterly convincing sense of place * Guardian on The Thread *
Hislop brings history to life in this compelling tale * Tatler on The Sunrise *
A beautiful tale of love, struggle and redemption * Prima
on Cartes Postales from Greece *
An eye-opening and moving read * The Mirror
on Those Who Are Loved *
Immersive storytelling sweeps you along' * Mail on Sunday on One August Night *
This dramatic, absorbing and good-natured novel abounds Greek Island atmosphere * Daily Mail on One August Night *
A return to Hislop's thyme-scented, Aegean-lapped fictional Greece * The Sunday Times on One August Night *
A dramatic story of love, betrayal and allegiances . . . Hislop evokes Greece beautifully * Woman & Home on One August Night *
Hislop's love for Greece shines through this wonderfully descriptive and compelling tale * Sunday Express on One August Night *
This love letter to Greece will sweep you away to another time and place * The Sunday Mirror on One August Night *
A passionate love letter to Greece that will sweep you away to another time and place * The People on One August Night *
Hislop expertly delves into the complex history of a fascinating country in this beautifully written family saga * Daily Mirror on One August Night *
Compelling and moving, this is a real page turner * Woman's Weekly on One August Night *
As ever, the descriptions of Greece leave you feeling like you're right there * Good Housekeeping on One August Night *
Expertly portrays the warmth of Greece and its people, delving into the long and complicated history of a fascinating country while spinning a family saga that her fans will devour. A beautifully written story that will enchant the reader * Express on One August Night *
Moving and engrossing * Best on One August Night *
At no point in this novel of loss and redemption does the pace slacken * The Catholic Herald on One August Night *
A dramatic story of love, betrayal and allegiances * Woman on One August Night *

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“Not as good as 'The Island'”

Having thoroughly enjoyed 'The Island' many years back, the moment I found out Victoria Hislop had written a sequel to this I couldn't wait for it to be released. Firstly, I would say, if you... More

Hardback edition
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“Another great book”

Victoria has written a great follow up to the Island but it also stands alone. I could feel the sunshine, see the dancing, taste the food and was immersed in the drama. Clever twists and turns kept the interest until... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 23

“Love all her books”

This was every bit as beautiful and brilliant as I hoped it would be!
Note: please read The Island first.
I would happily recommend all her books

Hardback edition
7 similar books recommended
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