Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

The Return : The 'captivating and deeply moving' Number One bestseller, Paperback / softback Book

The Return : The 'captivating and deeply moving' Number One bestseller Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


'Aims to open the eyes and tug the heartstrings' Independent 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. Praise for The Return. . . 'Hislop deserves a medal for opening a breach into the holiday beach bag' Independent 'Captivating and deeply moving' Look 'Hislop marries an epic family saga with meticulous historical research, and it's a captivating partnership' Easy Living 'Executed with verve and sensitivity' Sunday Telegraph


Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Also by Victoria Hislop  |  View all