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by Hislop, Victoria

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TitleThe Sunrise
Author / Responsible partyHislop, Victoria
GenreHistorical Fiction.
TopicsHistorical Fiction. Families -- Cyprus -- Fiction. Families -- Greece -- Fiction. Soldiers -- Turkey -- Fiction. Neighbors -- Fiction. Cyprus -- History -- Cyprus Crisis, 1974- -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple are about to open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Ozkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city's facade of glamour and success, tension is building. When a Greek coup plunges the island into chaos, Cyprus faces a disastrous conflict. Turkey invades to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority, and Famagusta is shelled. Forty thousand people seize their most precious possessions and flee from the advancing soldiers. In the deserted city, just two families remain. This is their story.

Additional Information

System control numberS13695
Original Print PublisherGreat Britain: Headline Review/Headline Publishing, 2014
NarratorNarrated by Elizabeth Oats and Recorded by Anne Todd.
Narrator NameNarrated by Elizabeth Oats and Recorded by Anne Todd.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Elizabeth Oats and Recorded by Anne Todd.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator