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The Thread

The Thread

The enthralling novel from 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?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 27th October 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780755377770

Reviews

'Hislop's writing is beautifully descriptive; you can feel the Mediterranean heat and smell the aromas... The Thread is a book to lose yourself in'
<i>We Love This Book</i> magazine
'Enthralling new novel from the million-selling author of The Island and The Return. Always good for an intelligent holiday read, this time Hislop has chosen Thessaloniki as the backdrop to a brilliantly put-together tale spanning the generations. *****'
<i>Red</i>
'An evocative exploration of the past's hold on a family, with an exquisite love story at its centre'
<i>Good Housekeeping</i>
'Meticulously researched and compellingly told'
<i>Woman & Home</i>
'Meticulously researched and compellingly told'
<i>Woman & Home</i>
'It's 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>
'A brilliant page turner and destined to become a reading group staple, THE THREAD is rich with drama and historical detail'
<i>Glamour</i>
'Fast-paced narrative and utterly convincing sense of place'
<i>Guardian</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>
'Sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious'
<i>The Sunday Times</i>
'Fresh, tenacious and rather intrepid'
<i>Independent</i>
'Hislop's wonderful descriptions transport you to Greece with great ease'
<i>Essentials</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>
'Hislop's view of history in her novels is, just like the writer herself, a compassionate and generous one, and possibly this is also a huge part of her appeal. The Thread is a more ambitious novel than her previous books, more expansive in its sweep of history, more controversial in its political stance. Her many, many fans will be delighted by what is her best novel yet'
<i>The Scotsman</i>