Cartes Postales from Greece

Cartes Postales from Greece

by VictoriaHislop (Author)

Synopsis

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new book from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of The Island, The Return, The Thread, and The Sunrise. It is fiction in full colour - magical and unique.

'Hislop's passionate love of the country breathes from every page' Daily Mail

Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A.

With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After six months, to her disappointment, they cease. But the montage she has created on the wall of her flat has cast a spell. She must see this country for herself.

On the morning Ellie leaves for Athens, a notebook arrives. Its pages tell the story of a man's odyssey through Greece. Moving, surprising and sometimes dark, A's tale unfolds with the discovery not only of a culture but also of a desire to live life to the full once more.

Beloved, bestselling author Victoria Hislop's Cartes Postales from Greece is fiction illustrated with photographs that make this journey around Greece, already alive in the imagination, linger forever in the mind.

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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Publisher: Headline Review
Published: 22 Sep 2016

ISBN 10: 1472223209
ISBN 13: 9781472223203

Media Reviews
Victoria Hislop's love affair with Greece continues, bringing the country triumphantly to life . . . [her] imaginative and compelling stories paint a remarkable portrait of Greece and its history * Sunday Express S Magazine on Cartes Postales from Greece *
Hislop has woven colour photographs of the stunning Greek landscape into her narrative. I enjoyed being transported to Greece on Hislop's wings of words and vivid descriptions * Express
on Cartes Postales from Greece *
When it comes to tales about Greece, Hislop is an undisputed queen - and this is easily her best novel yet * Heat
on Cartes Postales from Greece *
A lavish love letter to Greece * Sunday Mirror
on Cartes Postales from Greece *
Hislop's passionate love of the country breathes from every page * Daily Mail
on Cartes Postales from Greece *
This beautiful novel is illustrated with gorgeous photos to really bring the country to life * Fabulous, Sun on Sunday
on Cartes Postales from Greece *
A tender love story that will make you wish your own summer holiday wasn't a distant memory * Red online
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A beautiful tale of love, struggle and redemption -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * Prima
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A discerning fly-on-the-wall view of the country, a heady mix of poetic licence and gravitas. . . Greece works its magic in Hislop's latest ode to the country * The Lady
on Cartes Postales from Greece *
A tantalising glimpse of a country far removed from the usual tourist resorts and beaches * Mail on Sunday
on Cartes Postales from Greece *
Intelligent and immersive... Hislop's incisive narrative weaves a vast array of fact through a poignant, compelling family saga * The Sunday Times
on The Sunrise *
Fascinating and moving... Hislop writes unforgettably about Cyprus and its people * The Times
on The Sunrise *
Impressively imagined . . . make[s] you want to jump on a plane to Athens * The Sunday Times
on Cartes Postales from Greece *
Adroitly plotted and deftly characterised, Hislop's gripping novel tells the stories of ordinary Greek and Turkish families trying to preserve their humanity in a maelstrom of deception, betrayal and ethnic hatred * Mail on Sunday
on The Sunrise *
Victoria Hislop writes so vividly about the Med, you can almost feel the scorching heat. An absorbing tale about family, friendship, loyalty and betrayal, set during a violent period in the history of Cyprus * Good Housekeeping
on The Sunrise *
Vibrant... Hislop brings history to life in this compelling tale * Tatler
on The Sunrise *
Hislop hasn't of course been into Famagusta - no one may, even now - but has stood near the barbed wire and imagined what life was like there, then and now, with her usual gift for presenting bits of history most of us are unfamiliar with from a fictional point of view * Independent on Sunday
on The Sunrise *
Hislop carefully evokes the lives of Cretans between the wars and during German occupation, but most commendable is her compassionate portrayal of the outcasts * Guardian
on The Island *
A beautiful tale of enduring love and unthinking prejudice * Express
on The Island *
A vivid, moving and absorbing tale * Observer
on The Island *
Author Bio

Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony, Victoria Hislop wrote The Island in 2005. It became an international bestseller and a 26-part Greek TV series. She was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards and is now an ambassador for Lepra.

Her affection for the Mediterranean took her to Spain, which inspired her second bestseller The Return, and she returned to Greece to tell the turbulent tale of Thessaloniki in The Thread, shortlisted for a British Book Award and confirming her reputation as an inspirational storyteller. The Sunrise, a Sunday Times Number One bestseller about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, was published to widespread acclaim in 2014.

Victoria Hislop's latest book, Cartes Postales from Greece, is fiction illustrated with photographs of Greece. It was a Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and one of the biggest selling books of the year.