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Victoria Hislop


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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 in N
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Average rating: 3.95 · 106,328 ratings · 8,299 reviews · 41 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Island

4.08 avg rating — 44,768 ratings — published 2005 — 98 editions
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The Thread

4.05 avg rating — 14,096 ratings — published 2011 — 64 editions
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The Return

3.87 avg rating — 11,572 ratings — published 2008 — 53 editions
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The Sunrise

3.80 avg rating — 8,758 ratings — published 2014 — 39 editions
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Those Who Are Loved

4.13 avg rating — 7,721 ratings — published 2019 — 26 editions
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One August Night

3.80 avg rating — 8,049 ratings — published 2020 — 18 editions
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Cartes Postales from Greece

3.42 avg rating — 5,846 ratings — published 2016 — 26 editions
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The Last Dance and Other St...

3.49 avg rating — 2,083 ratings — published 2012 — 19 editions
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One Cretan Evening and Othe...

3.57 avg rating — 1,197 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The Kafenion

3.59 avg rating — 708 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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“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

“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

“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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Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
by Tom Holland
In 480 B.C., Xerxes, the King of Persia, led an invasion of mainland Greece. Its success should have been a formality. For seventy years, victory—rapid, spectacular victory—had seemed the birthright of the Persian Empire. In the space of a single generation, they had swept across the Near East, shattering ancient kingdoms, storming famous cities, putting together an empire..
GRR 4.13
PB £7.14 Kindle £6.99
448 pages
 
  1 vote, 100.0%

The White Queen
by Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory presents the first of a new series set amid the deadly feuds of England known as the Wars of the Roses.
Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life
GRR 3.72
PB £3.86 Kindle £4.99
400 pages
 
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The Thread
by Victoria Hislop
A beautiful and epic novel that spans nearly a hundred years, The Thread is a magnificent story of a friendship and a love that endures through the catastrophes and upheavals of the twentieth century--both natural and man-made--in the turbulent city of Thessaloniki, Greece.
GRR 3.87
PB £3.86 Kindle £4.99
480 pages
 
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