“Intelligent and immersive… Hislop’s incisive narrative weaves a vast array of fact through a poignant, compelling family saga.”
– The Sunday Times
“Hislop’s fictional characters tell a strange true story in a warmly human way. An imaginative tour de force, and a great read.”
– Daily Mail
“Fascinating and moving… Hislop writes unforgettably about Cyprus and its people.”
– The Times
“Hislop brings her consummate storytelling skills to this enthralling tale of love, marriage and a community all put to the test.”
– Woman & Home
“Hislop’s writing effectively weaves the personal into the political … an informative but equally emotional read..”
– Woman
“Hislop hasn't been into Famagusta - no one may, even now - but has stood near the barbed wire and imagined what life was like there, with her usual gift…”
– Independent on Sunday
  1. Helt/gresk

    Victoria Hislop falt pladask for Hellas. Suksessforfatteren lærte seg gresk for å kunne dele forelskelsen med verden. Hvorfor er du så fascinert av Hellas? – Jeg elsker klimaet, folkene, kulturen. Og det faktum at det alltid skjer noe interessant og dramatisk der. Hel- las har en rik historie fra 1900-tallet....
  2. Η Βικτώρια Χίσλοπ απονέμει το χρυσό δίσκο στην Ελεωνόρα Ζουγανέλη

    Βικτώρια Χίσλοπ: «Η Ελεωνόρα έχει μία εξαιρετική φωνή, είναι η αγαπημένη μου ελληνίδα τραγουδίστρια. Ακούω πολύ μουσική δική της και, όταν είμαι στην Αγγλία, παίζω πάντα μουσική από την Ελλάδα. Με την Ελεωνόρα είναι σαν να είμαι στην Ελλάδα, είναι τόσο συγκινητική! Είναι πολύ ζεστός άνθρωπος και το έμαθα αυτό...
  3. Skildrer et splittet Hellas

    Victoria Hislop er klar med sin tredje bestselgerroman på norsk. Denne gangen handler det om historie og politikk. – Jeg hadde ikke tenkt å skrive en politisk roman men når du sier det, så er nok «Tråden» blitt ei ganske politisk bok likevel, sier Victoria Hislop. Hun blir tatt litt...

These are a few of my favourite (Greek) things…

Ergon 16 Picton Place, London W1: superb new Greek restaurant and Greek products - highly recommended. For their website click here.

The Life Goddess which offers some of the best Greek food products in London - and also boasts a fabulous restaurant/café, has become one of my favourite new haunts

Athinaikon Restaurant - 34 Mitropoleos Street, Athens. - Beautiful, Greek food with a twist…

Prosopa Restaurant - Konstantinopoleos 4/Megalou Vasileiou 52, Athens - Delicious modern food in great surrounding, good music…

Akadimias Brizolakia, 61 Akadimias Street, Athens - Simple, well-cooked, traditional…

Athens Daily Secret - for visitors and residents, every day, subscribers to the site are sent some glorious tip or recommendation on something delicious to see, do or taste in Athens.

• There is a beautiful new restaurant on the sea front in Thessaloniki - wonderful food and décor, with vintage toys and adverts - really worth a visit - "Ayioli" at 15 Niki Street, Thessaloniki.

• Costas Voyatzis in Athens introduced me to his hugely successful website featuring extraordinary and beautiful design - do have a look!…

• A recent discovery in Athens Chromata, Skoufa 62, Kolonaki - a great restaurant/bar with fantastic music...

• One of the funniest women I have met in years…
Katerina Vrana

• LIQUID GOLD - The most amazing Cretan olive oil is now being imported into the UK - it has a truly exceptional flavour as well as remarkable healthy giving properties. You can buy it from www.liquidgoldproducts.co.uk

• Beautiful olive oil direct from Crete:

• "ILaBoom" makes beautiful miniature light boxes to order. I was given one as a gift(see it here) and it's one of the most delightful things I own. www.psyboom.etsy.com

• Bespoke shoes in central Athens. Kozatsa have been creating them since 1936. They're at 11 Kanari Street, Kolonaki, Athens 106 71 or online at www.kozatsa.gr

• The focus of Greek culture and language teaching in Central London, The Hellenic Centre:

• Learn Greek! I recommend Hara Garoufalia-Middle's excellent Total Greek

• Hellenic Bookservice: If you want to get hold of any Greek books, contact monica@hellenicbookservice.com
Tel: 0207 267 9499