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
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The Island

4.01 avg rating — 30,992 ratings — published 2005 — 90 editions
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The Thread

3.98 avg rating — 10,018 ratings — published 2011 — 52 editions
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The Return

3.81 avg rating — 8,365 ratings — published 2008 — 55 editions
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The Sunrise

3.71 avg rating — 5,518 ratings — published 2014 — 30 editions
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Cartes Postales from Greece

3.44 avg rating — 3,267 ratings24 editions
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The Last Dance and Other St...

3.41 avg rating — 1,264 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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One Cretan Evening and Othe...

3.47 avg rating — 749 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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The Kafenion

3.57 avg rating — 561 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Story: Love, Loss & The...

3.77 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Une dernière danse

3.93 avg rating — 76 ratings4 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.”
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“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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