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The Last Dance and Other Stories
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2014
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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 19 May 2013
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 25 January 2014
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2014
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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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2012
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 April 2013
This delightful book of short Greek stories from Victoria Hislop, sweetens the memory greatly. A decade ago, while in Melbourne, Australia, I was often treated to a lot of old Greek films, being televised at nights, from a Geelong (seaside area) channel. Hence, I straightaway drew an easy familiarity with the closely-entwined Greek communities that sought their solace from various everyday entanglements still caught in a series of faithful and rigid traditions, as carefully painted by Hislop.

How sensitively too, would the writer portray the colourful fictitious scenes featuring shops and streets and the ordinary lives of children, priests and village folk that accompanied these.

The endearing tales which rest on affairs of the heart or otherwise, a wry introspection, are locked into an ancient set of manners that only someone with an intimate knowledge of Greece culture and deep-rooted affection for its people, could offer her audience. These are the perfect stories for a summertime garden or bedtime read. It is easy to picture the Mediterranean flavour that encompasses the mood of each tale, and I, the outsider, watching events unfold eagerly through a glass window. The Last Dance and Other Stories had that gentle, illuminating effect on me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 September 2013
As a fan of Victoria Hislop, I was delighted to know this book was available, (I think it was first an ebook).
I certainly wasn't disappointed. Each story is totally different to the others. I have enjoyed each one.
Victoria's descriptive writing takes you directly to the room/ café/ street and you can fully get connected with the whole story.

I kept the book in my handbag and was able to have a nice break in the sunshine outside of a café, reading one of the stories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 September 2013
A collection of charming, poignant and sometimes thought provoking short stories. Victoria Hislop knows and loves Greece well and in these tales provides an evocative glimpse into aspects of Greek life which are unknown to many of the visitors to this wonderful country. I found her epilogue particularly interesting.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 19 November 2012
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 January 2014
Interesting group of short stories. Easy reading. If you like Victoria Hislop's style generally you will probably enjoy reading this collection.
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