The enthralling novel from Victoria Hislop, 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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'There's a lot of history in The Thread, but Victoria Hislop's lightness of touch and warm lyrical style make it a lesson you genuinely relish...The real power of this work lies in the intense and sensitively drawn relationships between the generations - grandparent and grandchild - and childhood friends torn apart by their backgrounds. Mix in pervasive descriptions of Greece so vivid you can almost smell the Mediterranean aromas and it's impossible not to lose yourself in Hislop's tempestuous world' ( Australian Women's Weekly)
'Sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious' (The Sunday Times)
'Fast-paced narrative and utterly convincing sense of place' (Guardian)
'Beautifully crafted prose makes this a pleasure to read' (Image, Ireland)
'Hislop writes vibrant, eminently accessible and emotionally nuanced fiction' (The Age)
'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)
'Hislop gives life to the way both World War II and the Greek Civil War brought fear and persecution to this community through her very thorough research, and cleverly weaves in the lives of her characters' (Launceston Examiner)
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)
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. Her first novel, THE ISLAND, held the Number One slot in the Sunday Times paperback chart for eight consecutive weeks and has sold over two million copies worldwide. Victoria acted as script consultant on a 26-part TV adaptation in Greece, which achieved record ratings for Greek television. Victoria was the Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007, and her second novel, THE RETURN, was also a Number One bestseller. THE THREAD spent nine weeks in the Sunday Times hardback chart, and was widely acclaimed. Her books have been translated into more than 25 languages. Victoria also writes short stories and her first collection, ONE CRETAN EVENING, is available as an ebook.
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Descrizione libro Headline, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 9.13x6.14x1.18 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 4-0755377745