Victoria Hislop

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Victoria Hislop is an English bestselling novelist. She started her career working in publishing, PR and as a journalist. In 2005, she published her first novel, The Island, which sold over two million copies worldwide and was adapted into a Greek television series, one of the most expensive television productions in Greece. Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages.

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    The Hours

    By Michael Cunningham

    Recommended by: Victoria Hislop
    Publish Date: 1998 Awards: 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; 1999 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
    London, 1923. Virginia Woolf is writing Mrs. Dalloway and struggling with her own deteriorating mental health. Los Angeles, 1949. Mrs. Brown is reading Mrs. Dalloway and planning her husband’s birthday party. New York, 1999. Clarissa Vaughan is going out to…
  • Selected Poems

    By CP Cavafy

    Recommended by: Victoria Hislop
    Publish Date: 2008
    A unique voice in the literary landscape of 20th-century Europe, Cavafy has the extraordinary ability to explore his interior world of passions and emotions in lyrical evocations of beautful men and illicit rendezvous, such as ‘One Night’, ‘I Have Gazed…
  • Machines Like Me

    By Ian McEwan

    Recommended by: Victoria Hislop
    Publish Date: 2019
    Charlie, Miranda, and Adam are in a love triangle. But Adam is not human, he is a synthetic android whose personality has been co-designed by the couple. Set in an alternative 1980s London, Machines Like Me explores the depths of…
  • Barcelona Dreaming

    By Rupert Thomson

    Recommended by: Victoria Hislop
    Publish Date: 2021
    On the eve of the 2008 financial crash, three interconnected stories are told by three characters, an English woman who runs a gift shop, an alcoholic jazz pianist, and a translator tormented by unrequited love. Looming over them, a crime…
  • War And Peace

    By Leo Tolstoy

    Recommended by: Victoria Hislop
    Publish Date: 1865-1867
    Against the backdrop of the Napoleonic march on Russia in 1805, the lives of Pierre, Andrey, and Natasha collide with a cast of characters from the upper echelons of society to peasants and soldiers, and Napoleon himself. A great epic…
  • Wuthering Heights

    By Emily Brontë

    Recommended by: Antoine Laurain & Victoria Hislop
    Publish Date: 1847
    A tale of passion, torment, and revenge, Wuthering Heights is set in the Yorkshire Moors, where a supernatural occurrence will prompt Heathcliff to tell the tragic story of his love for Catherine, her marriage to the well-meaning Edgar, and his…
  • I Am David

    By Anne Holm

    Recommended by: Victoria Hislop
    Publish Date: 1963
    Children’s book. David is a 12-year-old boy who has lived his entire life in a concentration camp in an unnamed Eastern European country. With the help of a guard, he manages to escape, fleeing first to Greece and then to…


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