Win a signed copy of Victoria Hislop's Those Who Are Loved and a delectable Greek food and drink hamper

Those Who Are Loved is the powerful new novel from the bestselling author of The Island and The Sunrise.

In bookshops from 30th May, Victoria Hislop's highly-anticipated new story 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.

To celebrate the release of Those Who Are Loved, we're giving away a signed hardback and a delicious collection of Greek food and drink to enjoy as you read. From Kalamata olives to vine leaves; Ouzo to virgin olive oil; Greek dessert wine to saffron – and there's even some Greek chocolate to try!

10 lucky Caboodlers will also win a copy of this gripping story.

5 Caboodle Points






More about the book

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.

Win Victoria Hislop's new book and a selection of Greek treats!

This competition ended on 27/06/2019

Terms and Conditions

1 x winner will receive a signed hardback copy of Victoria Hislop's Those Who Are Loved, plus a collection of Greek food and drink, including: 
Liokarpi Organic Extra Virgin Oilve Oil 500ml

Kalamata PDO Olives 370ml - Messinia Union
Orange Tree Honey 460gr Taygetos
Ouzo Kazanisto 700ml
Mavrodaphne Dessert Red Wine 750ml Tsantali
Dark Chocolate with Orange - Ygeias Pavlidis 100gr
Greek Delights Mixed Flavours Loukoumia 400gr
Odysea Kalamata & Green Olives with Red Pepper & Herbs (180g)
Odysea Stuffed Vine Leaves (340g)
Krokos Kozanis Greek Red Saffron Stigmata (1g)

10 x runners-up will each receive a hardback copy of Those Who Are Loved

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.
  • Closing date 11:59pm, Thursday 27th June 2019.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., and employees of participating bookshops.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • Entrants acknowledge that this competition is a game of chance, which does not involve exercising any skill or judgement.
  • Entrants agree to Book Tokens Ltd. using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third-party in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • We will contact winners by email. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • Book Tokens Ltd. will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.

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