The Last Dance and Other Stories

The Last Dance and Other Stories

by VictoriaHislop (Author)

Synopsis

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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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Publisher: Headline Review
Published: 23 May 2013

ISBN 10: 1472206029
ISBN 13: 9781472206022
Book Overview: '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

Media Reviews
'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 *
Author Bio
Victoria Hislop read English at Oxford, and worked in publishing, PR and as a journalist before becoming a novelist. She is married with two children. Victoria acted as script consultant on a 26-part TV adaptation of The Island in Greece, which achieved record ratings for Greek television. Victoria was Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007, and her second novel, The Return was also a Number One bestseller. Her third novel, The Thread, was a hardback and paperback bestseller, and was also widely acclaimed. Victoria's books have been translated into more than 25 languages.