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The Last Dance and Other Stories

Victoria Hislop

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction

'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.

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Praise for The Last Dance and Other Stories

  • '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

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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 took her to Spain, which inspired her second bestseller The Return, and she returned to Greece to tell the turbulent tale of Thessaloniki in The Thread, shortlisted for a British Book Award and confirming her reputation as an inspirational storyteller. The Sunrise, a Sunday Times Number One bestseller about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, was published to widespread acclaim in 2014.

Victoria Hislop's latest book, Cartes Postales from Greece, is fiction illustrated with photographs. It was a Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and one of the biggest selling books of 2016.

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