Cartes Postales from Greece: The runaway Sunday Times bestseller (Paperback)Victoria Hislop (author)
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Akis turns and sees the boy in the shadows at the back of the church. He is looking straight at him. The boy in the silvery suit is challenging him. As the child opens the door again, his suit is sharply illuminated by the light from outside. And then he is gone.
For Ellie, a series of beautiful, mysterious postcards – addressed to a S. Ibbotson, and signed merely with the initial ‘A’ – serve as a lifeline of diversion in her otherwise flat life, lived out in a dreary London flat.
A sudden impulse takes her to Athens, but her trip is heralded by an equally mysterious notebook that opens a magical and incredibly moving door to the tale behind those images. Gradually, Ellie realises that the past is reaching into the present and about to affect her in ways she couldn’t possibly predict…
Not only mesmerically written, Cartes Postales from Greece is one of the most visually alluring works of fiction we’ve seen, presented with a series of stunning photographs and illustrative artefacts that enhance the entire reading experience.
‘[Her] imaginative and compelling stories paint a remarkable portrait of Greece and its history' - The Express
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 514 g
Dimensions: 218 x 152 x 30 mm
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 on Cartes Postales from Greece *
A beautiful tale of love, struggle and redemption -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * Prima 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 tantalising glimpse of a country far removed from the usual tourist resorts and beaches * Mail on Sunday on Cartes Postales from Greece *
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 *
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 *
A vivid, moving and absorbing tale * Observer on The Island *
A beautiful tale of enduring love and unthinking prejudice * Express 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 *
Passionately engaged with its subject...meticulously researched * The Sunday Times on The Island *
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 *
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 *
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 *
Vibrant... Hislop brings history to life in this compelling tale * Tatler on The Sunrise *
Fascinating and moving... Hislop writes unforgettably about Cyprus and its people * The Times on The Sunrise *
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 *
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 *
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 *
A sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious saga that wrestles with the turbulence of the period Hislop covers * The Sunday Times on The Thread *
With sumptuous photographer - this is a lavish love letter to Greece * Sunday Mirror on Cartes Postales from Greece *
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Well written and holds one in suspense chapter by chapter
“Enjoyable read to all who have enjoyed Greece,its sunshine ,its food andwine and the laid back life style”
I have been a fan of Victoria Hyslops` work since I read "Theisland".
Although this book was only available in hard back I decided to buy it as I was looking forward to reading her latest publication.
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