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One August Night

by Victoria Hislop

Historical Fiction

One August Night Synopsis

'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.

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One August Night Press Reviews

An eye-opening and moving read - The Mirror on Those Who Are Loved

A beautiful tale of love, struggle and redemption - Prima on Cartes Postales from Greece

Hislop brings history to life in this compelling tale - Tatler on The Sunrise

Fast-paced narrative and utterly convincing sense of place - Guardian on The Thread

Like a literary Nigella, [Victoria Hislop] whips up a cracking historical romance with a dash of family secrets and a splash of female self-discovery - Time Out on The Return

Wonderful descriptions, strong characters and an intimate portrait of island existence - Woman & Home on The Island

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ISBN: 9781472278401
Publication date: 29/10/2020
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472278401
Publication date: 29th October 2020
Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop was our Guest Editor in November 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Victoria Hislop read English at Oxford, and worked in publishing, PR and as a journalist before becoming a novelist. She is married with two children. Her first novel, The Island, held the Number One slot in the Sunday Times paperback chart for eight consecutive weeks and has sold over two million copies worldwide. Victoria acted as script consultant on a 26-part TV adaptation in Greece, which achieved record ratings for Greek television. Victoria was the Newcomer of the Year at ...

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