'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
Victoria Hislop read English at Oxford, and worked in publishing, PR and as a journalist before becoming a novelist. She is married with two children. Victoria acted as script consultant on a 26-part TV adaptation of The Island in Greece, which achieved record ratings for Greek television. Victoria was Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007, and her second novel, The Return was also a Number One bestseller. Her third novel, The Thread, was a hardback and paperback bestseller, and was also widely acclaimed. Victoria's books have been translated into more than 25 languages.
'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 ExpressHer 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