'At last - a beach book with a heart' ( Observer)
'The Return may be a beach book, but it goes inland and rummages around in the cellars' ( The Times)
'Fear not, Hislop fans, there was more where [The Island] came from... The story of the Spanish Civil War is...executed with verve and sensitivity' ( Sunday Telegraph )
'A compelling story that has rarely left the bestseller list this year and deservedly so' ( Sunday Express)
'[The Return] should be required holiday reading for anyone going to Spain this year' ( Daily Mail)
' The Return aims to open the eyes, and tug the heartstrings, of readers who mostly won't have read Orwell, let alone Cercas... These days, the battle of historical memory against forgetting has to be fought on many fronts. Hislop deserves a medal for opening a breach into the holiday beach bag' ( Independent)
'Hislop somehow manages to capture the chaos and disintegration of Spain during the violence of the Thirties and Forties in a dramatic, immediate way... keeps you reading at breakneck speed right to the end' ( Sunday Express)
'The queen of the intelligent beach read' ( Sunday Express)
'Meticulously researched historical narrative and imaginative storytelling...brings home the hardships of war in a way no history book ever could' ( Telegraph)
'The descriptions of war-ravaged Spain, of hand-to-hand fighting, bombardment of civilians, brutal atrocities by both sides and Europe's cold reception of refugees are very powerful' ( Guardian)
'Hislop carefully choreographs her way from a long-distance fascination with Spain to a novel about domestic experiences in the Civil War. And beyond the kitsch of tourists learning flamenco is a serious critique of Spanish dancing in an account that manages, for all the high feelings, to stay just the right side of sentimentality... Though she writes to entertain, her depth of research is frequently harrowing' ( Spectator )
'A vivid portrait of a country in upheaval. The Return has all the right ingredients for an epic beach read: there's sibling rivalry, thwarted love and an exotic Mediterranean setting. The moral of the story is that you cannot escape from your past' ( Tatler)
'Hislop wraps another British innocent-abroad envelope around a meaty - and moving - slice of modern history' ( Independent)
'Hislop has followed her first book The Island with another sun-warmed novel, this time set in Spain...all told in a clear compelling narrative' ( Harper's Bazaar)
'Like a literary Nigella, she whips up a cracking historical romance mixed with a dash of family secrets and a splash of female self-discovery... What sets Hislop apart is her ability to put a human face on the shocking civil conflict that ripped Spain apart for three bloody years between 1936 and 1939... Stirring stuff' ( Time Out)
'Hislop brilliantly recreates the passion that flows through the Andalusian dancers and the dark creative force of duende...Some of the most memorable scenes describe the way that...this passionate art form could offer the audience a cathartic release in the midst of such tragic events... Hislop has written another worthy candidate for the "best holiday read" category, although the story will cast a shadow over the light-hearted atmosphere on the beaches of southern Spain' ( Scotland on Sunday)
'[Hislop's] fans will not be disappointed by The Return' ( Choice magazine)
'Hislop marries an epic family saga with meticulous historical research, and it's a captivating partnership' ( Easy Living)
'A sobering history lesson lightened by romance' ( Eve)
Captivating and deeply moving' ( Look)
Brilliant' ( Mirror)
'A gripping read' ( Woman & Home)
'Packed with family drama and doomed love affairs, anyone looking for an absorbing beach read won't be disappointed' ( Psychologies)
'[An] interesting novel by a talented writer' ( Scotsman Critique)
'A blockbuster of flamenco, passion and politics set in 1930s Spain' ( Red)
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 café, 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 café is home to the close-knit Ramírez 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.
Captivating and deeply moving, Victoria Hislop's second novel is as inspiring as her international bestselling debut, The Island.
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