A deep love of Greece pervades her world. Her other books include:
The Return, (2008), The Thread, (2011), The Last Dance, (2012), and (ed) The Story: love, loss and the lives of women, 2013.
A recent Daily Mail article provides a glimpse of Hislop's private life. Her husband and their two grown children live in London. Her husband Ian is also a writer, and a media presence. We learn of her childhood that her father wasn't around much and the result was such a feminine environment that "even the cats were girls."
The Hislops have a second home on Crete.