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The Last Dance and Other Stories [Kindle Edition]

Victoria Hislop
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

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'Sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious' (The Sunday Times)

'Fast-paced narrative and utterly convincing sense of place' (Guardian)

'Fresh, tenacious and rather intrepid' (Independent)

'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' (Sunday Express)

Her best novel yet (Scotsman)

'A brilliant page turner and destined to become a reading group staple, THE THREAD is rich with drama and historical detail' (Glamour)

'Meticulously researched and compellingly told' (Woman & Home)

'An evocative exploration of the past's hold on a family, with an exquisite love story at its centre' (Good Housekeeping)

'A book to lose yourself in' (We Love This Book)

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)

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'Intricate, beautifully observed and with a painter's eye for imagery, in these stories Hislop evokes Greece, its people, its customs and traditions with a sensitivity that reveals her deep knowledge of not just the place but also the human condition' Express


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2376 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0755396278
  • Publisher: Review (8 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755396278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755396276
  • ASIN: B009EA2V9K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,149 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Victoria Hislop is a writer and journalist. Her first novel, The Island, held the number one slot in the Sunday Times paperback chart for eight consecutive weeks and has sold one million copies. Her second novel, The Return, debuted at number one in the Sunday Times paperback chart.
She was named Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007.
Victoria lives in Kent with her husband and two children.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars book review 19 Nov 2012
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I choose this book because I have read all Victoria Hislop other books. Very disappointed.All short stories and did not find them very interesting.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sweet but not enough 18 Nov 2012
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Long awaited but very disappointing. Whilst short stories were delightful, not enough of them. Read in less than one hour. Overpriced, very thin little book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Magical 15 Jan 2014
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Lovely short stories, full of love and sunshine. Beautifully told and a joy to read. I'm sure everyone with a heart will enjoy reading them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hislop short stories 19 May 2013
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We all enjoyed reading these short stories, light but informative and written in a descriptive and intriguing way linking fact to fiction seamlessly, and not too heavy going.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor in comparison to her other books. 13 Dec 2012
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This book seemed as if she has written the start of a story and then run out of ideas and just put all the ideas together into a short story book. After reading her other excellent novels I wasn't terribly impressed with the short story one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smells Like Greece! 31 Jan 2014
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Bought as a birthday gift for my wife who'd loved "The Island" by the same author.
Yes,we know they're VERY short stories,but if you love Greece then you'll love this little book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A. worthwhile read. 30 Jan 2014
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Great Stories,very well written. Just perfect to read when time is limited and you need something to help you relax.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great 25 Jan 2014
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this is good as at the end of the year it's so great to be able to read a short story as attention span is lest with all that is going on. Just love it also as its about G.reece
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the x-factor?
These are polished, readable, un-demanding stories but just a little dull and lack the substance of Victoria Hislop's novels. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Tyke
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
keeping this for my hols
Published 4 days ago by Mrs sheila manley
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Enjoyable light read. It does not compare to The Island or The Thread, but some charming short stories.
Published 5 days ago by Elinor
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite entertaining.
Local tales of Greece. Quite simplistic; a deviation from her earlier work.
Published 7 days ago by karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
nicely written
Published 9 days ago by Anja Bull
4.0 out of 5 stars Super short stories
Good, clever short stories, all with a connection to Greece. Some are written in the more modern political environment and some are set in more tranquil times. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Avid reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I bought this when I wanted something easy to read. Short stories are not something I read much of, but this collection was delightful and well worth reading. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Mrs J. L. Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice selection of short stories.
Published 23 days ago by Lesley
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Victoria Hislop
A book to take on a Weekend Break .Easy to dip into , and each Story Line transporting one into another Place , and Time . Read more
Published 1 month ago by Wen Will
4.0 out of 5 stars Snapshots
I really enjoy Victoria Hislop's work - enjoyable book as a lighter read making an ideal present for anyone admiring her work or as an introduction.
Published 1 month ago by Susan
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