Sebastian Faulk's - best-selling Birdsong published 1993 - He wanted to be a taxi driver until he first read George Orwell in 1968 when he decided on becoming a novelist. Birdsong is based on experiences of his grandfather during WWI. Read Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
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Victoria Hislop is the author of several bestselling novels which have been translated into more than 25 languages.
The Sunrise Victoria Hislop
Having told the harrowing tale of the leper colony of Spinalonga in The Island and the history of Thessalonika in The Thread, Victoria Hislop returns to a Mediterranean island, Cyprus. Sunrise was the name of Famagusta's most luxurious... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
The Thread Victoria Hislop
This is an enthralling novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Island and The Return. Victoria Hislop is brilliant at setting the scene so you, the reader, really believe you're right there amongst the characters in a... Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2012
The Return Victoria Hislop
A tale of passion, pain and pride in war-torn Spain, written with a dual-time element. Personally I found the subject-matter of her first, The Island, far more intriguing, probably because I knew little about it. The Spanish Civil War has... Format: Paperback - Released: 16/04/2009
The Island Victoria Hislop
A 2013 World Book Night selection.
Winner of Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007.Something a bit different, a bit special. A well-researched family history which takes the present day characters back to Crete and the... Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 10/04/2006
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 chart 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 her second novel, The Return, was also a Number One bestseller. Her books have been translated into more than 25 languages. Victoria also writes short stories and her first collection, One Cretan Evening, is available as an ebook.