Return, The

Return, The

by VictoriaHislop (Author)


An atmospheric, vibrant and moving tale of passion, pain and pride at the heart of war-torn Spain 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.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
Publisher: Headline Review
Published: 16 Apr 2009

ISBN 10: 075534894X
ISBN 13: 9780755348947
Book Overview: THE RETURN debuted at number two in the Sunday Times hardback fiction chart, and spent nine further weeks in the top ten

Media Reviews
'The Return may be a beach book, but it goes inland and rummages around in the cellars' * The Times *
'Brings dignity and tenderness to her novel' * Telegraph *
'At last - a beach book with heart' * Observer *
Author Bio
Victoria Hislop is a writer and journalist. She writes travel features for the Sunday Telegraph, the Mail on Sunday and a number of magazines. She also writes regular features on education for the Daily Telegraph, and celebrity profiles for Woman & Home. Victoria lives in Kent with her husband, Ian Hislop, and their two children.