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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…

Nobody captures the glories and secrets of Greece like Victoria Hislop. From her stunning debut The Island in 2005, the searing family saga that has become a firm staple of Waterstones' fiction sections, Hislop has returned several times to the Greek heartland she knows so well, most notably perhaps in The Thread and The Sunrise - described by The Sunday Times as  ‘Intelligent and immersive.’

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472223210
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 192 x 157 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A tantalising glimpse of a country far removed from the usual tourist resorts and beaches." - Mail on Sunday

Impressively imagined . . . make[s] you want to jump on a plane to Athens * The Sunday Times

"When it comes to tales about Greece, Hislop is an undisputed queen - and this is easily her best novel yet." - Heat

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

"A tender love story that will make you wish your own summer holiday wasn't a distant memory." - Red online 

"A beautiful tale of love, struggle and redemption." - Cathy Rentzenbrink, Prima 

"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

With sumptuous photography - this is a lavish love letter to Greece * Sunday Mirror 

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

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

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“Cartes Postales from Greece (Hardback) Victoria Hislop ★ ★ ★ ★ ★”

I saw this book while on holiday in UK. I tried to buy it when I came back to NZ but couldn't find it. So bought through your website. Fantastic service I might add.
The book was everything I hoped it would... More

Hardback edition
4th December 2016
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“Cartes Postales from Greece”

Well written and holds one in suspense chapter by chapter

Hardback edition
11th November 2016
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“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.
I... More

Hardback edition
15th January 2017
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