Beneath the majestic towers of theAlhambra,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 ofSpain'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 ofGranada the family witnesses the worst atrocities of conflict. Divided by politics and tragedy, everyone must take a side, fighting a personal battle asSpain rips itself apart. Captivating and deeply moving, Victoria Hislop's second novel is as inspiring as her international bestselling debut, The Island.
Victoria Hislop is a writer and journalist. She writes travel features for the Sunday Telegraph", the Mail on Sunday" and a number of magazines. She also writes regular features on education for the Daily Telegraph", and celebrity profiles for Woman & Home". Victoria lives in Kent with her husband, Ian Hislop, and their two children.