Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop

The United Kingdom


Victoria Hislop read English at Oxford, and worked in publishing, PR and as a journalist before becoming a novelist. She is married with two children.

Her first novel, The Island, held the number one slot in the Sunday Times paperback charts for eight consecutive weeks and has sold over two million copies worldwide. Victoria was the Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007 and won the Richard & Judy Summer Read competition.

Her second novel, The Return, was also a Sunday Times number one bestseller, and her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. A short story collection, One Cretan Evening, was published in September and both a third novel, The Thread is published in English in October and in Greek

Average rating: 3.88 · 42,248 ratings · 3,754 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
The Island

3.97 avg rating — 23,335 ratings — published 2005 — 79 editions
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The Thread

3.95 avg rating — 7,393 ratings — published 2011 — 45 editions
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The Return

3.77 avg rating — 6,407 ratings — published 2008 — 48 editions
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The Sunrise

3.58 avg rating — 2,979 ratings — published 2014 — 23 editions
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The Last Dance: And Other S...

3.33 avg rating — 851 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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The Kafenion

3.47 avg rating — 424 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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One Cretan Evening and Othe...

3.35 avg rating — 316 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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The Story: Love, Loss and t...

3.76 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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The Story: Love

3.76 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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The Story: Loss

3.59 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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“The sun rose, the moon saturated the night sky with its silver light and the stars blazed, indifferent to the events happening below them.”
Victoria Hislop

“Like any collection of family photographs, it was a random selection that told only fragments of a story. The real tale would be revealed by the pictures that were missing or never even taken at all, not the ones that had been so carefully framed or packed away neatly in an envelope.”
Victoria Hislop, The Island

“They wound their way through a labyrinth of streets, partly following their noses, partly the orientation of the map. Jardines, Mirasol, Cruz, Puentezuelas, Capuchinas...
Each word held its magic. They were like brushstrokes painting the landscape of the city, each one helping to build up a picture of the whole.”
Victoria Hislop, The Return


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Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan
by Giles Milton
With all the adventure, derring-do, and bloodcurdling battle scenes of his earlier book, Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, acclaimed historian Giles Milton dazzles readers with the true story of William Adams—the first Englishman to set foot in Japan (and the inspiration for James Clavell’s bestselling novel Shogun). Beginning with Adams’s startling letter to the East India Company
GRR 3.78
PB £7.09 Kindle £6.99
416 pages
  1 vote, 100.0%

Les enfants de la liberté
by Marc Levy
A remarkable story of struggle and survival in World War II by France's No. 1 bestselling novelist Early in 1942, two young brothers join a Resistance group. All the members of the group are young, most of their families came from elsewhere in Europe or North Africa and all of them are passionately committed to the freedom of France and Europe.
GRR 3.75
PB £8.99 Kindle £5.99
384 pages
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Island
by Victoria Hislop
The Petrakis family lives in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast is the tiny island of Spinalonga, where the nation's leper colony once was located—a place that has haunted four generations of Petrakis women. There's Eleni, ripped from her husband and two young daughters and sent to Spinalonga in 1939,
GRR 3.88
PB £5.36 Kindle £4.99
480 pages
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