Idolio is her new book - Wishevoke

Idolio is her new book

The famous author Victoria Hislop signs her new novel with the title The idol that circulates from Psychogios Publications.

The premise of the book
When Helena inherits her grandparents’ apartment in Athens, she is overwhelmed by memories of the summers she spent with them during her childhood during the junta era. Her cruel and distant grandfather was a general in the dictatorial regime, and as Helena rummages through the dusty rooms, she discovers a wealth of valuable artifacts and antiques. How did her grandfather manage to amass such a treasure? And what was the human cost?

Helena’s determination to find answers turns to excitement when her love for the enigmatic Nick leads her to volunteer with him on an excavation on an Aegean island. Her findings will fuel her desire to protect the ancient relics and discover where her grandfather’s collection came from. Without knowing it, she gets caught up in a dangerous network of antique thefts and is confronted with a betrayal that will shake her world and everything she has believed and felt. Will she find the courage to forgive and move on with her life?

Who is Victoria Hislop?
The English writer and journalist Victoria Hislop is known for her novel “The Island” (2005), which was successfully brought to the screen by Mega (2010-2011). She is also known for her philhellenic sentiments, which are reflected in most of her works.

Victoria Hamson was born on June 8, 1959 in Bromley, a suburb of London. She studied English literature at Oxford University and worked for several years as a travel editor for the Sunday Telegraph and Mail on Sunday newspapers and for the women’s magazine Woman & Home. In 1988 she married journalist and editor of Private Eye magazine Ian Hislop and took her husband’s surname. The couple has two children. During one of her business trips she fell in love with Crete and made it her second home. In 2005 she had success with her first literary work. Her novel The Island, set in Crete and specifically in Spinalonga, was a great success in Great Britain and especially in Greece. It has sold over 2 million copies in total and been translated into more than thirty languages.

The author was involved as a script consultant on the television adaptation of the novel, directed by Thodoris Papadoulakis for Mega. The series aired for 26 episodes during the 2010–2011 television season and recorded unprecedented ratings. To date, it is the most expensive production on Greek television.

Hislop’s subsequent novels were also commercially successful, such as The Return, 2008, The Thread, 2011, and Those Who Loved, 2019. . . Inspired by Greece are two other of her works published in Greek: the short story collection “The Last Dance and other Stories”, 2013 and the novel “One August Night”. 2019)

On July 17, 2020, Victoria Hislop was awarded honorary Greek citizenship by the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. This decision envisages the “global promotion of the Spinalonga Monument” through the work of the author, as well as the “pinnacle of modern Greek history and culture,” as stated in the Presidential Decree published in the Government Gazette (Official Gazette B 2954/). July 17, 2020).

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