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The Last Dance and Other Stories

The Last Dance and Other Stories

‘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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 23rd May 2013

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472206022

Reviews

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