Bestselling Novelist, Victoria Hislop
Bestselling Author, Victoria Hislop will Discuss and Sign her New Novel, Those Who Are Loved
- Thu Jun 13, 2019 - 19:30
- Spirella Ballroom
As ever, Victoria sheds light on the complexity of Greece’s traumatic past and weaves it into the dynamic tale of a woman who is both hero and villain, and her lifelong fight for justice.
THOSE WHO ARE LOVED is vintage Hislop - set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece in WWII, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars. Themis is part of a family bitterly divided by politics and, as a young woman, her fury with those who have collaborated with the Nazis, drives her to fight for the communists. She is eventually imprisoned on the notorious islands of exile, Makronisos and Trikeri, and has to make a life or death decision. She is proud of having fought, but for the rest of her life is haunted by some of her actions. Forty years after the end of the civil war, she finally achieves catharsis. As ever, Victoria sheds light on the complexity of Greece’s traumatic past and weaves it into the dynamic tale of a woman who is both hero and villain, and her lifelong fight for justice.
Victoria Hislop read English at Oxford, and worked in publishing, PR and as a journalist before becoming a novelist. Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages. She is married with two children.