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Victoria Hislop

Autor(a) de The Island

13+ Works 4,135 Membros 173 Críticas 5 Favorited

About the Author

Victoria Hislop (née Hamson; born 1959) is an English author who studied at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. She worked in publishing and as a journalist before becoming an author. Her novel The Island (2005) was a number one bestseller in Britain. Her other works include The Return, The Thread and mostrar mais The Sunrise. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Victoria Hislop

The Island (2005) 2,019 exemplares
The Return (2008) 711 exemplares
The Thread (2011) 542 exemplares
The Sunrise (2014) 256 exemplares
Cartes Postales from Greece (2016) 175 exemplares
Those Who Are Loved (2019) 108 exemplares
One August Night (2020) 94 exemplares
The Last Dance and Other Stories (2012) 82 exemplares
Maria's Island (2021) 14 exemplares
The Figurine (2023) 14 exemplares
The Kafenion (2012) 6 exemplares

Associated Works

Ox-Tales: Fire (2009) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Oxtravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers (2011) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Red: The Waterstones Anthology (2012) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares

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Five Stars are not Enough!!

This is a very engaging book, which combines contemporary relationship and family drama with well- researched and well- written historical fiction. The family issues were very relatable!
I couldn't put it down. I was completely transported to Crete, and cared about Maria, Anna & Sophia.
Wonderful, read it!!!
 
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Chrissylou62 | 83 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Fra Sheila og Ottar Jul 2011
 
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Kringla | 40 outras críticas | Mar 16, 2024 |
Interesting and enjoyable story spanning nearly 100 years. The story enlightened me to Greek history.
 
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Suem330 | 17 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Each year during the summer holidays Helena goes to stay with her grandparents in Athens. She loves her grandmother but is never quite sure of her grandfather who appears a rather aloof man. When she inherits their apartment she discovers a collection of valuables and antique artefacts amongst her grandfather’s belongings. How did he come to possess them and what is the history behind them? As Helena delves deeper into the past she opens up a whole can of worms concerning the looting of cultural treasures and discovers just what a cruel man her grandfather was.

I enjoyed this story. I loved the descriptions of Greece, the archaeological digs and the relics. It was very vividly depicted. I feel I have learnt something. Who says reading fiction can’t be educational?! It’s well researched and the tale is proficiently plotted and written in an uncomplicated style. I liked Helena although she did appear a little naive at times. I found it an easy, engaging and absorbing read, a story to immerse yourself in and imagine yourself there walking through the columns of the Parthenon.
… (mais)
 
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VanessaCW | Sep 30, 2023 |

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Obras
13
Also by
6
Membros
4,135
Popularidade
#6,091
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
173
ISBN
282
Línguas
20
Marcado como favorito
5

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