Throwback Thursday: Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop

Today I’m looking back at my post on Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop. I first reviewed it on June 15, 2019.

My review begins:

Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop is one of the most moving novels I’ve read for a long time. But it begins slowly and it was only at about the halfway stage that it really took off for me. And now I’ve come to write about it I’m finding it difficult to put into words just how exceptional I think it is. Whatever I write will not do it justice – it really is ‘an epic tale of an ordinary woman compelled to live an extraordinary life‘.

It is historical fiction ‘set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars.’

Click here to read my full review



The next Throwback Thursday post is scheduled for August 4, 2022.

4 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Those Who Are Loved by Victoria Hislop

  1. It really can be interesting to look back at old reviews, Margaret! And it sounds as if this one had a real impact on you. Sometimes those slow-to-start books can really be absorbing as you get into them.


  2. I have a question perhaps best not to read on unless you’ve finished the book: on page 496 Themis tell her grandchildren that their mother met their grandfather. Did I miss this? When did that happen?


  3. I haven’t read Those who are loved yet, but I have read Cartes Postales from Greece by her and I LOVED it. Those who are loved does seem lovely. Will see if I can find a copy.

    Thanks for bringing it under our attention!

    Elza Reads


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