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The Last Dance and Other Stories

by Victoria Hislop

The Last Dance and Other Stories Synopsis

'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

The Last Dance and Other Stories Press Reviews

Modern Greek history, from the Nazi occupation to the present-day economic crisis and riots, is integral to many of the stories. The style is limpid, echoed in the simple line drawings that accompany each tale. They slip down like ice cream on a hot day * Independent * 'A book to lose yourself in' * We Love This Book * 'An evocative exploration of the past's hold on a family, with an exquisite love story at its centre' * Good Housekeeping * 'Meticulously researched and compellingly told' * Woman & Home * 'A book to lose yourself in' * We Love This Book * 'An evocative exploration of the past's hold on a family, with an exquisite love story at its centre' * Good Housekeeping * 'Meticulously researched and compellingly told' * Woman & Home * 'A brilliant page turner and destined to become a reading group staple, THE THREAD is rich with drama and historical detail' * Glamour * Her best novel yet * Scotsman * 'This is storytelling at its best and just like a tapestry, when each thread is sewn into place, so emerge the layers and history of relationships past and present' * Sunday Express * 'Fresh, tenacious and rather intrepid' * Independent * 'Fast-paced narrative and utterly convincing sense of place' * Guardian * 'Sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious' * The Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472206022
Publication date: 23rd May 2013
Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Victoria Hislop

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 ...

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