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Book club webchat with Victoria Hislop Wednesday 4 July 1-2pm

(106 Posts)
Greendorrie Sat 09-Jun-12 14:37:21

I would like to thank you for my copy of The Thread, which arrived Friday morning. The timing was perfect as 'The Football' started Friday afternoon!
I have only managed to read the first chapter but I am hooked. I can see that a combination of my book and my knitting are going to get me through a very trying time this month.
Love to you all at Gransnet.

nanaej Sat 09-Jun-12 15:05:52

Yes thanks from me too..what a great and unexpected surprise! I too read the first chapter on the train en route to visit my aunt..I am hooked too!

Maniac Sat 09-Jun-12 15:38:23

What a lovely surprise!Thank you Gransnet for my copy of 'The Thread'.Busy day but look forward to starting it tonight

Grannybug Sat 09-Jun-12 21:24:23

Oops think I've posted on the wrong thread so will try again! Really pleased to receive a copy of 'The Thread' by Victoria Hislop . Given that the weather hasn't been great I intend to enjoy reading it over this weekend.

numberplease Sat 09-Jun-12 23:27:28

Thank you for my copy of The Thread, it arrived yesterday morning, will start it when I`ve finished The Silent Miaow.

annemac101 Sun 10-Jun-12 10:10:28

A big thanks from me too. Just started it and I'm hooked, I loved her first too books which are among my favourite books ever. They have educated me as well as gave me a cracking good story, can't wait to ask Victoria some questions on gransnet.

Grandmanorm Sun 10-Jun-12 17:21:38

I have read The Thread all afternoon, it is a superb and engrossing book. Ah the joy of retirement and a rubbish afternoon with a good book!!! I am more than half way through. Thank you Gransnet.

numberplease Sun 10-Jun-12 18:02:38

Have just started it, and think I`m going to really enjoy it.

merlotgran Sun 10-Jun-12 20:14:12

Thank you for my copy. I've been looking after GDs all weekend so GS could go with his parents to his first rock concert at the O2. Look forward to starting The Thread tomorrow.

greenmossgiel Sun 10-Jun-12 20:15:02

I've never read any of her books - what does she write? I know number has a strong preference for 'gory'!! (Don't think you'll get much of that from 'Silent Miaow', though, unless it's a chewed mouse, number)! grin

Grandmanorm Sun 10-Jun-12 21:56:54

I have just finished it. It is superb, I have read all day, apart from meals, I just could not put it down. Thank goodness for the football as I have been silent most of the day!!!

numberplease Sun 10-Jun-12 22:18:04

I do love "gory", Green, but do occasionally have a foray into other genres, just for a change. The Thread is the first one I`ve read by Victoria Hislop, and so far I`m really enjoying it.

GeraldineGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 11-Jun-12 11:46:15

Victoria will be coming to Gransnet for a live webchat from 1-2pm on Wednesday 4 July - so if anything occurs to you while you're reading, do ask a question.

biggran Mon 11-Jun-12 14:49:44

Have really enjoyed all her books, including The Thread. Obviously she has a great love for and knowledge of Greece and of European history too. I have learnt a lot from her books even tho' they are novels.

jeni Mon 11-Jun-12 14:57:33

My copy arrived at the weekend. Thankyou.

netgran Mon 11-Jun-12 15:43:55

Where's mine! wink

janthea Tue 12-Jun-12 14:20:41

My copy arrived at the weekend. Lovely surprise!

numberplease Tue 12-Jun-12 15:23:39

About halfway through it, and enjoying it more and more.

tapdancer Tue 12-Jun-12 16:50:24

my copy arrived on Saturday and it was a lovely surprise and I have hardly put it down since. Just finished now. I have never read any of Victoria Hyslop's books and I knew very little of the history of Greece but I felt I was walking the streets with the characters as well as learning a bit of history Thank you Gransnet I will look out for her other books now.

JosieGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 12-Jun-12 17:35:06

Hi netgran, we can't find an email entry from you for this book, we're afraid. There's still time to buy one on Amazon if you'd still like to join in!

mrsmopp Tue 12-Jun-12 18:19:31

Have I missed something?
Where did you all get a copy of The thread?
Am I too late?? (I usually am... :-(

merlotgran Tue 12-Jun-12 20:45:54

Same here, numberplease. Really enjoying it.

numberplease Tue 12-Jun-12 20:51:17

Confession time now, I`m afraid. I couldn`t find the place to ask for a copy of The Thread, but did request a copy of the childrens book, The Queen`s Knickers. The latter hasn`t arrived, but The Thread did, for which I`m extremely grateful, but I hope that I haven`t "nicked" someone else`s copy, or that someone else doesn`t get The Queen`s Knickers instead!

annemac101 Tue 12-Jun-12 21:21:20

I have just started reading The Thread and I'm sure it will be a good read. I would like to ask Victoria how much research she does for her books and if she visits the places her books are set in. My favourite book ever is The Island I have heard a tv film has been made of it does Victoria know if there are plans to show it on UK TV.

netgran Tue 12-Jun-12 22:03:30

Sorry Josie
My comment was tongue in cheek as I guessed i had missed out on the chance to obtain a copy from gransnet. Have read the island and thought it was terrific so will definitely order it from amazon.