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The Thousand Lights Hotel

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'A beautiful story in a beautiful setting, this is escapist fiction in a class of its own.'


'An emotional, evocative novel about guilt, grief, and belonging.'

Red magazine

'Vivid, atmospheric, and heartbreaking.'

Woman & Home

'A powerful story of grief, family and self-discovery with a magical sense of place and beautiful storytelling.'

S Magazine, Sunday Express

'A delightful summer read.'


'A glorious, sun-drenched story… an intoxicating novel.'

Sunday Express

'Simply gorgeous.'

Heat magazine

'You'll be swept away to a beautiful Italian island in this perfectly told story.'

Fabulous magazine, Sun on Sunday

Wonderfully evocative… a riveting story.'

Italia! magazine

'Lyrical, tender, sun-warm, romantic... the perfect summer read.'

Susan Fletcher

'The Thousand Lights Hotel took my breath away. It was everything a good book should be. If you take any book on holiday this summer, make it this one. And if you can’t go on holiday, this is just as good!'

Veronica Henry

'A heartfelt story about identity, family, grief and love, filled with warmth, compassion and a glorious dose of Italian sunshine. Hall's care for her characters leaps off the page and her sense of landscape is beautifully evocative. Mark my words - it will have you booking the next flight to Elba.'

Hannah Beckerman

'A beautiful book - escapism, romance, and long-buried secrets with a glorious island setting. The perfect holiday read.'

Lucy Diamond

'I devoured The Thousand Lights Hotel. Vividly written, I savoured every page. Tender, sun-drenched and beautifully written.'

Lucy Clarke

'A simply gorgeous read by a supremely gifted writer. Just perfect!'

Debbie Johnson

'A deeply moving novel from a deeply talented author, The Thousand Lights Hotel is one of those remarkable books that lingers in the mind long after its characters have left the page. This is an evocative, emotional and powerful read that should be in every beach bag this summer. Be transported; be enthralled.'

Victoria Fox

'For the flavours and fragrances of Italy - The Thousand Lights Hotel by Emylia Hall, a magical novel to touch the heart. Loved it.'

Rosanna Ley

'Glorious... Luminous, lyrical, luscious. And what a story. I was transfixed.'

Rosie Walsh

'I loved this book. Such gorgeous, delicate writing.'

Kate Riordan


On an island off the coast of Tuscany, surrounded by olive groves and lemon trees, lies the Hotel Mille Luci. It’s a place people return to again and again, seduced by its languid splendour, the delights that come out of its kitchen and by the easy charm of its owner Valentino.

Then, into this idyllic setting crashes travel writer Kit. She might seem like any other guest, but she is far from that – and she brings with her a devastating truth that threatens to shake the foundations upon which the hotel is built, and forever change the lives of the people within it.

  • Published in eBook on 1st July 2017
  • Published in UK in paperback on 13th July 2017