An atmospheric, vibrant and moving tale of pain and passion at the heart of war-torn Spain, from Victoria Hislop, the million-copy bestselling author of THE ISLAND. 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 cafe, 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 cafe is home to the close-knit Ramirez 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 592 pages, Map
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 16/04/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755332953
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Review by CarolineTrevor
I adored this book and didn't want it too end. A wonderful mix of travel, history and discovery, along with flamenco dancing. This has stimulated me to listen to Spanish guitar artists.
Review by ilurvebooks
What a disappointment after "The Island" which was fantastic!! It was very childlike and did not seem to get anywhere...really tried to give it a chance but in the end gave up and didnt finish it.