Book of the Week: Cartes Postales from Greece
Victoria Hislop is famous for her fiction about the Mediterranean. In 2005 she wrote The Island, which was inspired by her visit to Spinalonga: the former leper colony. This book has received critical acclaim and is a huge international bestseller. In the two weeks since its release, Cartes Postales from Greece has been soaking up the sun in the top spot of the UK charts. This novel is shaping up to be just as, if not more, successful than Hislop’s previous work.
“They arrived dog-eared, always torn, often almost illegible, as though carried across Europe in a back pocket.”
Ellie keeps receiving postcards from Greece that are addressed to someone she doesn’t know, and signed with only the letter A. She becomes intrigued with these cartes postales so she decides to visit the country in person. On the day she is to leave for Athens, a notebook arrives, detailing the story of a man’s journey through Greece. This is the tale of A: moving, surprising, and sometimes dark. Cartes Postales from Greece is a story of discovery, culture, and living life to the full.
“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
“When it comes to tales about Greece, Hislop is an undisputed queen - and this is easily her best novel yet” - Heat