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The Last Dance and Other Stories
by Victoria Hislop | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Bookgeo of Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 7/2/2013
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Annimanni): reserved


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Bookgeo from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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Wonderful find from my holiday in Greece. On the narrow alleys of the old town in Rethymnon I found a bookshop with good English selection and was really happy to spot my wishlist books by Hislop on their shelves.

A paperback by Headline Publishing Group, 2013, 176 pages.

Synopsis:

"In ten powerful stories, Victoria Hislop takes us through the streets of Athens and into the tree-lined squares of Greek villages. As she evokes their distinct atmosphere, she brings vividly to life a host of unforgettable characters, from a lonesome priest to battling brothers, and from an unwanted stranger to a groom troubled by music and memory.

These bittersweet tales of love and loyalty, of separation and reconciliation, captured in Victoria Hislop's unique voice, will stay with you long after you reach the end." 


Journal Entry 2 by Bookgeo at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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I usually am not a huge fan of short stories but I thoroughly enjoyed these. Hislop succeeds both with joys and sorrows, her writing style wakes up traditions and and is filled with emotion. The stories also skillfully reflected some of the current tensions in Greece's political environment. Great to read these small pieces of Greece just after enjoying a week of Greek hospitality.  


Journal Entry 3 by Bookgeo at to fulfill a wish, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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Here is a Hislop from your wishlist, I am happy to be able to pass this on to other Hislop readers. Summer greetings from Greece!

Toivelistakirjojen lukuhaaste 


Journal Entry 4 by wingerpaxwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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Kiitokset Kreikka-terveisistä...! Kyllähän tuota kirjanmerkin maisemaa katsellessa meinaa aiottu suunta käännähtää sen 180 astetta... :) Kiitos tästä toivelistakirjastani. En käsitä, mistä näitä aina bongaat... Ymmärsin, että lukuinnokkaita oli jatkossakin tälle kirjalle luvassa. Kiitos tästäkin!  


Journal Entry 5 by wingerpaxwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Kirja oli vaellusseuranani maastossa, jossa rannat olivat kuin Kreikassa, mutta ilmat eivät. Sateet antoivatkin sitten lukuaikaa. Luin todella hitaasti ja säännöstellen näitä tarinoita - ja nautin ihan jokaisesta! Osan tarinoista luin jopa parikin kertaa ja en voinut muuta kuin ihmetellä Hislopin kykyä loihtia tuosta vaan niin aitoja ihmisiä uskottavine elinpiireineen ja kirjoittaa niin vangitsevia pienoistarinoita. Aivan ihmetteli, kun tarina loppui, että tähänkö tämä nyt jäi, eikö tarinalle voisi saada jatkoa, enkö saisi lukea näistä ihmisistä vielä lisää. Se leipomotarina oli kyllä varsinaista kidutusta myönteisessä mielessä - niitä suklaakuorrutteisia kirsikoita on vielä jostain saatava. Nautiskelin kirjan pala palalta niin tarkkaan, että luin sitä ajankulukseni myös lauserakenteita ja sanavalintoja tarkastellen... :D Tästä syystä en kykene journaloimaan englanniksi ainakaan ihan hetkeen... :D

Valtavasti kiitoksia, Bookgeo! Pienistä tarinoista oli suuri ilo! Kirja on varattu seuraavalle toivojalle.  


Journal Entry 6 by wingerpaxwing at Wishlist RABCK, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, August 03, 2013

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Kirja kulkee seuraavalle - kiitos, Bookgeo! Tunnelmallisia lukuhetkiä, lukutuoli! :) 


Journal Entry 7 by winglukutuoliwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, August 03, 2013

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Thank you for this lovely wishlist surprise!! I've read only The Island by Hislop so far, but loved it! 


Journal Entry 8 by winglukutuoliwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

8 out of 10

These were captivating stories indeed, I really enjoyed them! It was as I had visited Greece myself and met these interesting people while reading this book. Hislop has a great talent to describe the atmospheres of the Greek villages. I liked the way Hislop brings together the history of Greece with the current political tensions and problems of the country. I liked all the novels, but was most amused with 'The Kafenion' - as a mother of two sons I really could feel the jealousy between the twin brothers :) 


Journal Entry 9 by winglukutuoliwing at by Post, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Next to Annimanni, who was the fastest to say 'Hep!' as I offered this book in the Finnish BC forum. Enjoy!

KTMC 2013 # 106 


Journal Entry 10 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, September 16, 2013

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Looks lovely, thank you! 


Journal Entry 11 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, July 14, 2014

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Enjoyable glimpses into life in Greece outside the tourist destinations. Brief and simple, sometimes too simple to my liking, but perfect holiday reading nevertheless.

Next off to DubaiReader as part of the wishlist tag game. 


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