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The Last Dance and Other Stories

Powerful stories from million-copy bestseller Victoria Hislop 'Beautifully observed'
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    • Victoria Hislop
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'Lyrical, twisty short stories' Evening Standard


A collection of stunning short stories from the million-copy bestselling author of The Island. 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.

Praise for The Last Dance and Other Stories. . .

'A master at evoking a sense of place'
Mail on Sunday

'Stunning... Intricate, beautifully observed'
Express

'Beguiling... her characters are utterly convincing'
Daily Mail

'A vivid portrait of a country in upheaval'
Tatler
  • Published: May 23 2013
  • Pages: 176
  • 194 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781472206022

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Press Reviews

  • <i>The Sunday Times</i>
    'Sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious'
  • <i>Guardian</i>
    'Fast-paced narrative and utterly convincing sense of place'
  • <i>Independent</i>
    'Fresh, tenacious and rather intrepid'
  • <i>Sunday Express</i>
    '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'
  • <i>Scotsman</i>
    Her best novel yet
  • <i>Glamour</i>
    'A brilliant page turner and destined to become a reading group staple, THE THREAD is rich with drama and historical detail'
  • <i>Woman &amp; Home</i>
    'Meticulously researched and compellingly told'
  • <i>Good Housekeeping</i>
    'An evocative exploration of the past's hold on a family, with an exquisite love story at its centre'
  • <i>We Love This Book</i>
    'A book to lose yourself in'
  • <i>Woman &amp; Home</i>
    'Meticulously researched and compellingly told'
  • <i>Good Housekeeping</i>
    'An evocative exploration of the past's hold on a family, with an exquisite love story at its centre'
  • <i>We Love This Book</i>
    'A book to lose yourself in'
  • Independent
    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