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The Thread

'Storytelling at its best' from million-copy bestseller Victoria Hislop
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'Sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious' The Sunday Times

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

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. Five years later, Katerina Sarafoglou's home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army. Losing her mother in the chaos, she flees across the sea to an unknown destination in Greece. Soon her life will become entwined with Dimitri's, and with the story of the city itself, as war, fear and persecution begin to divide its people.

Thessaloniki, 2007. A young Anglo-Greek hears his grandparents' life story for the first time and realises he has a decision to make. For many decades, they have looked after the memories and treasures of the people who were forced to leave.

Should he become their next custodian and make this city his home?

Praise for The Thread. . .

'A history lesson that doesn't feel like one'
Daily Mail

'This is storytelling at its best'
Sunday Express

'A rare treat'

'The Thread will entertain and enlighten legions of readers'

'Pleasingly complex'
  • Published: May 24 2012
  • Pages: 480
  • 197 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9780755377756

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Press Reviews

  • <i>Scottish Woman</i> magazine
    'Enjoyable, thought-provoking and poignant'
  • <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'