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One August Night


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Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony, Victoria Hislop wrote The Island in 2005. It became an international bestseller, has sold more than six million copies and was turned into 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 Book Award, it confirmed her reputation as an inspirational storyteller. Her fourth novel, The Sunrise, about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the enduring ghost town of Famagusta, was a Sunday Times number one bestseller. Cartes Postales from Greece, fiction illustrated with photographs, followed and was one of the biggest selling books of 2016. The poignant and powerful Those Who Are Loved was a Sunday Times number one hardback bestseller in 2019 and explores a tempestuous period of modern Greek history through the eyes of a complex and compelling heroine. Victoria's most recent novel, One August Night, returns to Crete in the long-anticipated sequel to The Island. The novel spent twelve weeks in the Top 10 hardback fiction charts. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Victoria divides her time between England and Greece and in 2020, Victoria was granted honorary citizenship by the President of Greece. She was recently appointed patron of Knossos 2025, which is raising funds for a new research centre at one of Greece's most significant archaeological sites. She is also on the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.


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 *

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