Victoria Hislop
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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. The Island has sold over 1.2million copies in the UK and more than 5 million worldwide. Her affection for the Mediterranean then 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. It was followed by her much-admired Greece-set short story collection, The Last Dance and Other Stories. The Sunrise, a Sunday Times Number One bestseller about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, was published to widespread acclaim in 2014. Victoria’s most recent book, Cartes Postales from Greece was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and one of the Top Ten biggest selling paperbacks of 2017. Her novels have sold 10 million copies worldwide.

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Best Sellers

    • Those Who Are Loved

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Themis is part of a family bitterly divided by politics and, as a young woman, her fury with those who have collaborated with the Nazis, drives her to fight for the Communists.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By far the best book yet

    • By Mrs AM Rayment on 21-06-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Island

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2007.
    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
    A Richard and Judy Summer Read selection.

    Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past, but Sofia has never spoken of it. She only admits to growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely book

    • By Ragen Nelson on 02-02-08

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Sunrise

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 253

    The new novel from Victoria Hislop, the million-copy bestselling author of The Island, The Thread, and The Return....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK

    • By Ms on 17-10-14

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Thread

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449

    Thessaloniki, 1917. As Dimitri Komninos is born, a devastating fire sweeps through the thriving Greek city where Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic and moving story of love ad war

    • By Kirstine on 21-07-12

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Return

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Jane Wymark
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    An atmospheric, vibrant and moving tale of pain and passion at the heart of war-torn Spain, from Victoria Hislop, the million-copy best-selling author of The Island and The Thread....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • compelling

    • By mixed feelings on 03-04-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Last Dance and Other Stories

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Victoria Hislop, Gareth Armstrong, Jane Collingwood, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    In 10 powerful stories, Victoria Hislop takes us through the streets of Athens and into the tree-lined squares of Greek villages....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short Stories

    • By DMC on 22-04-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Cartes Postales from Greece

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens, Victoria Hislop, Esther Wane, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 212

    Week after week the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fragmented and tenuous

    • By V on 06-11-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Island

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2007.
    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.

    Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past, but Sofia has never spoken of it....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • it's not full book.

    • By Ana on 19-05-16

    Regular price: £11.19

    • The Return

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Judy Bennett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Beneath the majestic towers of the Alhambra, Granada's cobbled streets resonate with music and secrets....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Story

    • By Mrs. C. A. Walton on 10-09-18

    Regular price: £12.59

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