Two Months in Summer


During the war-torn summer of 1974 in Cyprus, Sally tries to rescue her husband, unjustly imprisoned in a far corner of the country. As she tries to locate him, the island is steadily torn apart by the invading forces of the Turkish army, making refugees of thousands of the population as they flee their homes in terror.

As Sally battles to get her husband released, after his arrest during the military coup, she is thwarted time and again, either by the terrorists who attempt to kill her or the relentless march of the Turkish Army as they invade and capture the whole of the north of the island where her husband is locked up.

A gripping fictional story of love and separation, inspired by personal, political and historical events, set within two months of major upheaval in the Mediterranean paradise of Cyprus.

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Published: Tuesday, 16 August 2016

on 9 July 2016

I think the book is well-written and so far, very exciting. 
Ellie, I believe you have a natural gift for writing.


on 25 July 2016

A first hand account of the war in Cyprus from the author's own experience.The theme of love (from Aphrodite to the heroine Sally) entwined with the historical account holds the reader's interest. Excellent first novel from Eleanor Michael and a good read for a long-haul flight or by the pool.


An enjoyable story set within a real situation

By Amazon Customer on 19 July 2016

I very much enjoyed this book. The detailed and accurate account of the political situation in Cyprus at that time is especially good and the story wound around it is strong.