The Return (Paperback)Victoria Hislop (author)
'Aims to open the eyes and tug the heartstrings' Independent
An atmospheric, vibrant and moving tale of pain and passion at the heart of war-torn Spain from Victoria Hislop, the million-copy bestselling author of The Island.
Beneath the majestic towers of the Alhambra, Granada's cobbled streets resonate with music and secrets. Sonia Cameron knows nothing of the city's shocking past; she is here to dance. But in a quiet cafe, a chance conversation and an intriguing collection of old photographs draw her into the extraordinary tale of Spain's devastating civil war.
Seventy years earlier, the cafe is home to the close-knit Ramirez family. In 1936, an army coup led by Franco shatters the country's fragile peace, and in the heart of Granada the family witnesses the worst atrocities of conflict. Divided by politics and tragedy, everyone must take a side, fighting a personal battle as Spain rips itself apart.
Praise for The Return. . .
'Hislop deserves a medal for opening a breach into the holiday beach bag'
'Captivating and deeply moving'
'Hislop marries an epic family saga with meticulous historical research, and it's a captivating partnership'
'Executed with verve and sensitivity'
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 39 mm
'THE RETURN may be a beach book, but it goes inland and rummages around in the cellars' * The Times *
'Aims to open the eyes, and tug the heartstrings, of readers... Hislop deserves a medal for opening a breach into the holiday beach bag' * Independent *
'Like a literary Nigella, she whips up a cracking historical romance with a dash of family secrets and a splash of female self-discovery' * Time Out *
'Meticulously researched historical narrative and imaginative storytelling' * Telegraph *
'Powerful stuff' * Daily Mail *
'Excellent' * Sunday Telegraph *
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“Love Story with Quick history of Spanish Civil War”
One review on the cover calls this book powerful stuff and I agree that the Civil War in Spain is an eventful and fearful part of history, but the story and characters I felt were superficial. An easy read and learn... More
I picked this up mainly because I had read 'The Island', which I adored, and hoped for a similar experience with this one. I found it harder to get into initially, as it reminded me of chick lit which I... More
Very historical but eager to learn so was just a sponge! I loved every minute of this book, started reading it on holiday and was just captivated, then unfortunately left left the book on the plane, partner bought me... More
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