The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop
Hand Signed by Victoria Hislop to the Title Page
New & Unread - Published in 2014
In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Ozkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city's facade of glamour and success, tension is building. When a Greek coup plunges the island into chaos, Cyprus faces a disastrous conflict. Turkey invades to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority, and Famagusta is shelled. Forty thousand people seize their most precious possessions and flee from the advancing soldiers. In the deserted city, just two families remain. This is their story.
About the Author: Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony, Victoria Hislop wrote The Island in 2005. It became an international bestseller. Her affection for the Mediterranean then took her to Spain, which inspired her second book The Return, and she returned to Greece to tell the turbulent tale of Thessaloniki in The Thread. The Sunrise was published to widespread acclaim in 2014. Her novels have sold 10 million copies worldwide.
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