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Cartes Postales from Greece

Cartes Postales from Greece

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.

‘Victoria Hislop writes so vividly about the Med, you can almost feel the scorching heat’ Good Housekeeping

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.


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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 22nd September 2016

Price: £22.99

ISBN-13: 9781472223531

Reviews

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 </i>on<i> The Sunrise
Intelligent and immersive... Hislop's incisive narrative weaves a vast array of fact through a poignant, compelling family saga
The Sunday Times </i>on<i> The Sunrise
This beautiful novel is illustrated with gorgeous photos to really bring the country to life
Fabulous, Sun on Sunday </i>on<i> Cartes Postales from Greece
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 </i>on<i> The Sunrise
Hislop's passionate love of the country breathes from every page
Daily Mail </i>on<i> Cartes Postales from Greece
A beautiful tale of love, struggle and redemption
Cathy Rentzenbrink, Prima </i>on<i> Cartes Postales from Greece
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 </i>on<i> Cartes Postales from Greece
A tender love story that will make you wish your own summer holiday wasn't a distant memory
Red online </i>on<i> 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 </i>on<i> Cartes Postales from Greece
Fascinating and moving... Hislop writes unforgettably about Cyprus and its people
The Times </i>on<i> The Sunrise
When it comes to tales about Greece, Hislop is an undisputed queen - and this is easily her best novel yet
Heat </i>on<i> Cartes Postales from Greece
A lavish love letter to Greece
Sunday Mirror </i>on<i> Cartes Postales from Greece
A beautiful tale of enduring love and unthinking prejudice
Express </i>on<i> The Island
Impressively imagined . . . make[s] you want to jump on a plane to Athens
The Sunday Times </i>on<i> Cartes Postales from Greece
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 </i>on<i> The Island
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 </i>on<i> Cartes Postales from Greece
A tantalising glimpse of a country far removed from the usual tourist resorts and beaches
Mail on Sunday </i>on<i> Cartes Postales from Greece
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 </i>on<i> The Sunrise
Vibrant... Hislop brings history to life in this compelling tale
Tatler </i>on<i> The Sunrise
A vivid, moving and absorbing tale
Observer </i>on<i> The Island