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Cartes Postales from Greece The runaway Sunday Times bestseller

by Victoria Hislop

Cartes Postales from Greece The runaway Sunday Times bestseller Synopsis

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new book from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday TimesNumber 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 someone Ellie does not know, each signed with an initial: A. These alluring cartes postales of Greece brighten her life and cast a spell on her. She decides 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.

Cartes Postales from Greece The runaway Sunday Times bestseller Press Reviews

With sumptuous photographer - this is a lavish love letter to Greece * Sunday Mirror on Cartes Postales from Greece * A sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious saga that wrestles with the turbulence of the period Hislop covers * The Sunday Times on The Thread * 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * Impressively imagined . . . make[s] you want to jump on a plane to Athens * The Sunday Times on 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 on The Sunrise * Passionately engaged with its subject...meticulously researched * The Sunday Times on The Island * 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 * This is storytelling at its best and just like a tapestry, when each thread is sewn into place, so emerge the layers and history of relationships past and present * Sunday Express on The Thread * Peopled with memorable characters, this is a powerful, moving and beautifully told novel of loyalty and love, hope and fear * Choice magazine on The Thread * A tantalising glimpse of a country far removed from the usual tourist resorts and beaches * Mail on Sunday on Cartes Postales from Greece * 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 beautiful tale of love, struggle and redemption -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * Prima 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 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 * Hislop's passionate love of the country breathes from every page * Daily Mail on Cartes Postales from Greece * A lavish love letter to Greece * Sunday Mirror 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472241573
Publication date: 1st June 2017
Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 448 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Victoria Hislop

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 then took her to Spain, and in the number one bestseller The Return she wrote about the painful secrets of its civil war. In The Thread, Victoria returned to Greece to tell the turbulent tale of Thessaloniki and its people across the twentieth century. Shortlisted for a British ...

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