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Those Who Are Loved
Those Who Are Loved | Victoria Hislop
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The gripping new novel by Sunday Times Number One bestseller Victoria Hislop is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars. Athens 1941. After decades of political uncertainty, Greece is polarised between Right- and Left-wing views when the Germans invade. Fifteen-year-old Themis comes from a family divided by these political differences. The Nazi occupation deepens the fault-lines between those she loves just as it reduces Greece to destitution. She watches friends die in the ensuing famine and is moved to commit acts of resistance. In the civil war that follows the end of the occupation, Themis joins the Communist army, where she experiences the extremes of love and hatred and the paradoxes presented by a war in which Greek fights Greek. Eventually imprisoned on the infamous islands of exile, Makronisos and then Trikeri, Themis encounters another prisoner whose life will entwine with her own in ways neither can foresee. And finds she must weigh her principles against her desire to escape and live. As she looks back on her life, Themis realises how tightly the personal and political can become entangled. While some wounds heal, others deepen. This powerful new novel from Number One bestseller Victoria Hislop sheds light on the complexity and trauma of Greece's past and weaves it into the epic tale of an ordinary woman compelled to live an extraordinary life. Victoria Hislop. Discover for yourself why 10 million readers worldwide love her books. 'Hislop's passionate love of the country breathes from every page' Daily Mail on Cartes Postales from Greece 'Fascinating and moving . . . Hislop writes unforgettably about Cyprus and its people' The Times on The Sunrise 'Sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious' The Sunday Times on The Thread 'Meticulously researched historical narrative and imaginative storytelling' Telegraph on The Return
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TrishB
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#livingforlove #movember
Lot of making sure you live for your loved ones in this one.

Cinfhen Looks sad 😢 3w
Cathythoughts Just looking to see it I have this on my kindle ..... AND , I do , I think I got it on a deal 👍🏻❤️ 3w
TrishB @Cathythoughts a good read 👍🏻 3w
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TrishB
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#laislabonita #movember
Her books usually have some beautiful islands - though in this one they‘re not used for nice things!

eraderneely Her boobs? 😂 1mo
squirrelbrain I think you *may* have a slight spelling mistake there @TrishB 🤣 1mo
lele1432 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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AlaMich 😳😂 1mo
Cinfhen Oops!!! XX 😘 1mo
BookNAround 😂🤪😂 1mo
TrishB @eraderneely @squirrelbrain @lele1432 @AlaMich @Cinfhen @BookNAround @writerlibrarian that will teach me to type without my glasses 😂😂 but at least you read it!! 1mo
lele1432 It was too perfect! Especially since the last part said they were not used for nice things! Cracked me up 🤣 1mo
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂😂 1mo
AnansiGirl I missed the typo but I‘m cry laughing reading the comments 😂🤣😂 1mo
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TrishB
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#99ponkindle today - I thought this was a great read.

Cathythoughts Oh Thankyou ... I was only thinking about that book recently... I‘m getting it 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Got it 👍🏻X 3mo
Ms_T I‘m very tempted.... 3mo
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TrishB @Cathythoughts cool👍🏻 hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 3mo
TrishB @Ms_T 😁❤️ well worth it. 3mo
Crazeedi This is one I want to read, I've read several of hers I've enjoyed! 3mo
Crazeedi I just it's not offered on kindle in the US!!🤔 3mo
TrishB @Crazeedi that‘s weird isn‘t it! Does happen the other way round too. 3mo
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TrishB
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Could not go to bed until I‘d finished. This is an awesome, wonderful read. Historical, family saga set in Greece from WWII until modern day. I have to admit I didn‘t know a lot about this particular part of Greek history, it was fantastic and the writing just kept you engrossed.
Loved Themis, what a wonderful character ❤️

Caroline2 Sounds awesome, stacked! 😎 5mo
Katerina I love her books as well. I recommend “The Island“.
Hislop has become somewhat of an honorary Greek person. Her books are really popular in Greece too :)
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Kdgordon88 Sounds right up my alley! Stacked! 5mo
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KarenUK My Dad keeps recommending this author to me.... must give her a go! 5mo
Crazeedi I've read the island, and the thread, and I think another one I can't remember. This one looks good too! @Katerina @Kdgordon88 @Caroline2 5mo
TrishB @Caroline2 👍🏻 5mo
TrishB @Katerina I‘ve enjoyed them all and I can imagine they are very popular in Greece. 5mo
TrishB @Kdgordon88 enjoy when you get to 👍🏻 5mo
TrishB @KarenUK you should be listening to your Dad 😁😁 5mo
TrishB @Crazeedi I enjoyed the others too 👍🏻 5mo
Cathythoughts Sounds lovely Trish ! Stacked 5mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I really enjoyed it 👍🏻 5mo
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VanessaCW
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I know very little about Greek history so I found this tale enormously interesting. It‘s really engrossing. Themis is a great character, she has such resilence. What she goes through is mind boggling. This is a wonderful story combining historical fact with fiction. It‘s well paced and kept me eager to read more, quite the page turner in fact. The writing is vivid and gives a good sense of time and place. I almost felt I was there.

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Clare_Riley
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The Pigeonhole app has managed to pick some absolutely wonderful books over the time I‘ve subscribed to them (it‘s free!) and this is one of them. We follow Themis and her family from childhood to adulthood , through some of the most turbulent years in Greece‘s history. Dictatorships, World Wars, love, loss, imprisonment, migration. I felt emotionally drained by the end. It‘ll be birthday presents for a few friends this year (my mum included!).