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'Lyrical, twisty short stories' Evening Standard A collection of stunning short stories from the million-copy bestselling author of The Island. Three of these stories were previously published in Victoria Hislop's ebook collection, One Cretan Evening. In ten powerful stories, Victoria Hislop takes us through the streets of Athens and into the tree-lined squares of Greek villages. As she evokes their distinct atmosphere, she brings vividly to life a host of unforgettable characters, from a lonesome priest to battling brothers, and from an unwanted stranger to a groom troubled by music and memory. These bittersweet tales of love and loyalty, of separation and reconciliation, captured in Victoria Hislop's unique voice, will stay with you long after you reach the end. Praise for The Last Dance and Other Stories. . . 'A master at evoking a sense of place' Mail on Sunday 'Stunning... Intricate, beautifully observed' Express 'Beguiling... her characters are utterly convincing' Daily Mail 'A vivid portrait of a country in upheaval' Tatler
|Publication date:||23rd May 2013|
|Publisher:||Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony, Victoria Hislop wrote The Island in 2005. It became an international bestseller and a 26-part Greek TV series. She was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards and is now an ambassador for Lepra. Her affection for the Mediterranean then took her to Spain, and in the number one bestseller The Return she wrote about the painful secrets of its civil war. In The Thread, Victoria returned to Greece to tell the turbulent tale of Thessaloniki and its people across the twentieth century. Shortlisted for a British ...More About Victoria Hislop