Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop

Thanasis Gavos   Thu, 24 Nov 2016; 12:00-3:00pm
Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop read English at Oxford, and worked in publishing, PR and as a journalist before becoming a multi-award-winning novelist. She is married with two children. Previous novels include The Island, which has sold over two million copies worldwide; The Return; The Thread and The Sunrise, as well as her acclaimed short story collection, The Last Dance and Other Stories. Her imaginative story telling has taken readers through captivating historical journeys across Greece, Spain and Cyprus, and her novels been translated into more than 30 languages.

Praise for Victoria Hislop

Intelligent and immersive… Hislop’s incisive narrative weaves a vast array of fact through a poignant, compelling family saga.  The Sunday Times

The Book

Week after week postcards with alluring images of Greece arrive,  with no return address, each signed with an  initial: A.  Ellie is enthralled by the montage she creates with them and, when they no longer come, she decides to see the country for herself.  On the morning Ellie leaves for Athens, a notebook arrives.  Its pages tell the story of a man’s moving odyssey through Greece.  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.  Cartes Postales from Greece is illustrated with photographs which bring this story to life.

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