Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop

The author of the bestselling novel, The Return ...

After university, Victoria's first job was in book publishing. From there she moved into advertising and public relations. When she had children, she began a career as a freelance journalist writing for The Daily Telegraph on parenting and education, general features for women's magazines and travel writing for The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday and High Life.

Victoria has a passion for travel - mostly warm places. She loves her family, sunshine, learning foreign languages, playing tennis and the violin, eating tapas and reading. She prefers music to silence, and loves Chopin, Haydn and Purcell, flamenco guitar, salsa and rumba, Mihaelis Hatzigiannis (Greece's top pop star) and jazz.

Victoria Hislop's first novel The Island has been an international bestseller. It was selected for the Richard and Judy Summer Read, and won Victoria the "Newcomer of the Year" Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007. It has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Her latest book is The Thread.

 

Fact file

Name: Victoria Hislop

Education: St Hilda's College, Oxford

Date of birth: 8th June

Place of birth: Bromley, Kent

Current home: Sissinghurst

Similar authors: Louis de Bernieres

More books by Victoria Hislop

The Return

The Return (Paperback)

by Victoria Hislop

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 16/04/2009
Publisher: Headline Review

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4 out of 5

An atmospheric, vibrant and moving tale of pain and passion at the heart of war-torn Spain, from Victoria Hislop, the million-copy bestselling... Read more

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The Island (Paperback)

by Victoria Hislop

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 10/04/2006
Publisher: Headline Review

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4 out of 5

The acclaimed million-copy number one bestseller and winner of Richard & Judy's Summer Read 2006 from Victoria Hislop is a dramatic tale of four... Read more

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