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Victoria Hislop 01 July 2008
Victoria Hislop photo by Angus Muir
The author talks about her new book -The Return.

Victoria Hislop's first novel, The Island, was an international bestseller. It was about Spinaloga, the island housing a leper colony off Crete. For her second novel, she tackles another difficult subject: the Civil War which tore Spain apart during the 1930s. Her protagonist, Sonia, travels to Granada to celebrate a friend's birthday and to follow her new passion: dance classes. But her holiday leads to a crucial discovery about her own family history, which proves to be life-changing. Victoria Hislop joins Jenni to reveal why the land of flamenco, castanets and a buried history of violence, captured her imagination.

'The Return' by Victoria Hislop is published by Headline ISBN-13: 978-0755332939
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