Royal Masonic School, Rickmansworth

Victoria will be in conversation with Kathy Miller Royal Masonic School, Rickmansworth chatting about her new book ‘The Sunrise’ The event is organised in association with the Chorleywood Bookshop

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 are about to 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.

Tickets cost £10 (redeemable against a copy of the book) and can be booked via the Chorleywood Bookshop website


“The Island” and Leprosy