The Last Dance and Other Stories
Powerful stories from million-copy bestseller Victoria Hislop 'Beautifully observed'
Paperback edition of Hislop's collection of 10 short stories set in Greece. From the author of bestselling novels "The Island, The Return" and "The Thread", 3 of these were originally published as an ebook. Like the hardback, this edition features 7 more tales, of love and loyalty, separation and reconciliation, captured in Hislop's unique voice.
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 Book Award, it confirmed her reputation as an inspirational storyteller.
Her fourth novel, The Sunrise, about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the enduring ghost town of Famagusta, was a Sunday Times number one bestseller. Cartes Postales from Greece, fiction illustrated with photographs, was a Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and one of the biggest selling books of 2016. Victoria's most recent novel, the poignant and powerful Those Who Are Loved, was a Sunday Times number one hardback bestseller in 2019 and explores a tempestuous period of modern Greek history through the eyes of a complex and compelling heroine.
Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.
Victoria divides her time between England and Greece.
In 2020, Victoria was granted Honorary Greek Citizenship by the President of Greece.
'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 'A book to lose yourself in' We Love This Book '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 'A book to lose yourself in' We Love This Book 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