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One August Night

by Victoria Hislop

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. 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

One August Night Press 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472278418
Publication date: 29th October 2020
Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Victoria Hislop

Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony, Victoria Hislop wrote The Island in 2005. It became an international bestseller and a 26-part Greek TV series. She was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards and is now an ambassador for Lepra. Her affection for the Mediterranean then took her to Spain, and in the number one bestseller The Return she wrote about the painful secrets of its civil war. In The Thread, Victoria returned to Greece to tell the turbulent tale of Thessaloniki and its people across the twentieth century. Shortlisted for a British ...

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