Gosport Globe Book Club
If you like reading it is always good to find new books or new authors to try out.
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Book of the Week - The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop
This week we found a new amazing tale of humanity in a war torn town in Cyprus, written by an extremely accomplished author. We found this to be a compelling, thought provoking story and one which we thought many of our readers would enjoy.
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 Özkans, 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 façade 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....…more information
An imaginative tour de force, and a great read" - Daily Mail
"Intelligent and immersive... Hislop's incisive narrative weaves a vast array of fact through a poignant, compelling family saga" - The Sunday Times
"Adroitly plotted and deftly characterised, Hislop's gripping novel tells the stories of ordinary Greek and Turkish families trying to preserve their humanity in a maelstrom of deception, betrayal and ethnic hatred" - Mail on Sunday