Beloved author Victoria Hislop returns to Crete in this long-anticipated sequel to her multi-million-copy Number One bestseller, The Island.
25th August 1957. The island of Spinalonga closes its leper colony. And a moment of violence has devastating consequences.
When time stops dead for Maria Petrakis and her sister, Anna, two families splinter apart and, for the people of Plaka, the closure of Spinalonga is forever coloured with tragedy.
In the aftermath, the question of how to resume life looms large. Stigma and scandal need to be confronted and somehow, for those impacted, a future built from the ruins of the past.
Number one bestselling author Victoria Hislop returns to the world and characters she created in The Island – the award-winning novel that remains one of the biggest selling reading group novels of the century. It is finally time to be reunited with Anna, Maria, Manolis and Andreas in the weeks leading up to the evacuation of the island… and beyond.
Praise for “One August Night”
‘This dramatic, absorbing and good-natured novel abounds Greek Island atmosphere’
‘Immersive storytelling sweeps you along’
Mail on Sunday
‘A dramatic story of love, betrayal and allegiances . . . Hislop evokes Greece beautifully’
Woman & Home
‘Hislop’s love for Greece shines through this wonderfully descriptive and compelling tale’
‘This love letter to Greece will sweep you away to another time and place’
The Sunday Mirror
‘Hislop expertly delves into the complex history of a fascinating country in this beautifully written family saga’
‘Compelling and moving, this is a real page turner’
‘The descriptions of Greece leave you feeling like you’re right there’
‘A beautifully written story that will enchant the reader’
‘A dramatic story of love, betrayal and allegiances‘