'Intricate, beautifully observed and with a painter's eye for imagery, in these stories Hislop evokes Greece, its people, its customs and traditions with a sensitivity that reveals her deep knowledge of not just the place but also the human condition' Express
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.
'Sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious' - The Sunday Times
'Fast-paced narrative and utterly convincing sense of place' - Guardian
'Fresh, tenacious and rather intrepid' - Independent
'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
Her best novel yet - Scotsman
'A brilliant page turner and destined to become a reading group staple, THE THREAD is rich with drama and historical detail' - Glamour
'Meticulously researched and compellingly told' - Woman & Home
'An evocative exploration of the past's hold on a family, with an exquisite love story at its centre' - Good Housekeeping