Cartes Postales from Greece

Cartes Postales from Greece Cover

Victoria Hislop

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.


What a beautiful book this is – literally, because it is full of illustrations of Hislop’s beloved Greece. The pictures are woven like beads onto a chain of stories of love, loss, betrayal and tragedy under the Greek sun. Sublime writing; expert storytelling. A delight.

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