Cartes Postales from Greece

Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Headline Review
ISBN: 1472241576
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new book from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday TimesNumber One bestselling author of The Island, The Return, The Thread, and The Sunrise. It is fiction in full colour - magical and unique. 'Hislop's passionate love of the country breathes from every page' Daily Mail Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A. With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After six months, to her disappointment, they cease. But the montage she has created on the wall of her flat has cast a spell. 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. Beloved, bestselling author Victoria Hislop's Cartes Postales from Greece is fiction illustrated with photographs that make this journey around Greece, already alive in the imagination, linger forever in the mind.

Cartes Postales from Greece

Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472223197
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Fiction

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new book from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of The Island, The Return, The Thread, and The Sunrise. A beautifully depicted love affair with Greece, and a spellbinding tale of love and loss. It is fiction with a distinctive photographic framework - magical and unique. 'Hislop's passionate love of the country breathes from every page' Daily Mail 'When it comes to tales about Greece, Hislop is an undisputed queen - and this is easily her best novel yet' Heat 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. 'This beautiful novel is illustrated with gorgeous photos to really bring the country to life' Fabulous, Sun on Sunday 'A lavish love letter to Greece' Sunday Mirror

Cartes Postales from Greece

Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 9781472223197
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Fiction

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new book from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of The Island, The Return, The Thread, and The Sunrise. A beautifully depicted love affair with Greece, and a spellbinding tale of love and loss. It is fiction with a distinctive photographic framework - magical and unique. 'Hislop's passionate love of the country breathes from every page' Daily Mail 'When it comes to tales about Greece, Hislop is an undisputed queen - and this is easily her best novel yet' Heat 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. 'This beautiful novel is illustrated with gorgeous photos to really bring the country to life' Fabulous, Sun on Sunday 'A lavish love letter to Greece' Sunday Mirror

The Last Dance and Other Stories

Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Headline Review
ISBN: 1472206029
Release Date: 2013-05-23
Genre: England

In these stories, Victoria Hislop takes us through the streets of Athens and into the tree-lined squares of Greek villages. As she evokes their distinct atmosphere, she brings vividly to life a host of unforgettable characters, from a lonesome priest to battling brothers, and from an unwanted stranger to a groom troubled by music and memory.

The Sunrise

Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 9780755377824
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: Fiction

The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple are about to open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Özkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city's façade of glamour and success, tension is building. When a Greek coup plunges the island into chaos, Cyprus faces a disastrous conflict. Turkey invades to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority, and Famagusta is shelled. Forty thousand people seize their most precious possessions and flee from the advancing soldiers. In the deserted city, just two families remain. This is their story.

The Thread

Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062135599
Release Date: 2012-07-10
Genre: Fiction

“A brilliant page turner…rich with drama and historical detail.” —Glamour (UK) A beautiful and epic novel that spans nearly a hundred years, The Thread is a magnificent story of a friendship and a love that endures through the catastrophes and upheavals of the twentieth century—both natural and man-made—in the turbulent city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Victoria Hislop, internationally bestselling author of The Island and The Return, has written a wonderfully evocative and enthralling saga enriched by deep emotion and sweeping historical events, from fire to civil war to Nazi brutality and economic collapse. The Thread is historical fiction at its finest, colorful and captivating with truly unforgettable characters—a novel that brilliantly captures the energy and life of this singular Greek city.

The Island

Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061863459
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction

The Petrakis family lives in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast is the tiny island of Spinalonga, where the nation's leper colony once was located—a place that has haunted four generations of Petrakis women. There's Eleni, ripped from her husband and two young daughters and sent to Spinalonga in 1939, and her daughters Maria, finding joy in the everyday as she dutifully cares for her father, and Anna, a wild child hungry for passion and a life anywhere but Plaka. And finally there's Alexis, Eleni's great-granddaughter, visiting modern-day Greece to unlock her family's past. A richly enchanting novel of lives and loves unfolding against the backdrop of the Mediterranean during World War II, The Island is an enthralling story of dreams and desires, of secrets desperately hidden, and of leprosy's touch on an unforgettable family.

The Eagle of Spinalonga

Author: Nike Azoros
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 147768638X
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

Nikos is twenty two years old, handsome, clever and just graduated law school when he finds out he has leprosy. He is sent into exile to Spinalonga, a rock island of Crete where there is no food, no electricity, no medical help, no supplies, nothing. He catches an eagle as a unique way to source food, then decides to create a life of dignity for the inhabitants of Spinalonga in the style of the city state system of Ancient Greece. Then comes the outbreak of World War II and the Nazi invasion of Greece...

It s Who We Are

Author: Christine Webber
Publisher: On Call
ISBN: 9780995454040
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Fiction

Five friends in their fifties find themselves dealing with unforeseen upheaval as they uncover long-hidden and devastating family secrets. Meanwhile, the world around them seems to be spinning out of control. The events of It’s Who We Are take place between October 2016 and June 2017, against a backdrop of all the political uncertainty and change in the UK, Europe and America. The story is set in East Anglia, London and Ireland, and is about friendship, kindness and identity. Most importantly, it highlights how vital it is to reach for what enhances rather than depletes you.

One Cretan Evening and Other Stories

Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780755389506
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Fiction

Set in Greece and in England, One Cretan Evening, The Pine Tree, By the Fire, The Warmest Christmas Ever and Aflame in Athens are five unmissable stories told in Victoria's unique voice. This ebook includes the opening of The Thread, Victoria's new novel: a powerful tale of love and loyalty set in the vibrant city of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Saree

Author: Su Dharmapala
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781922052957
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Nila wasn’t born beautiful and is destined to go through life unnoticed… until she becomes a saree maker. As she works, Nila weaves into the silk a pattern of love, hope and devotion, which will prove to be invaluable to more lives than her own. From the lush beauty of Sri Lanka, ravaged by bloody civil war, to India and its eventual resting place in Australia, this is the story of a precious saree and the lives it changes forever. Nila must find peace, Mahinda yearns for his true calling, Pilar is haunted by a terrible choice, Sarojini doubts her ability to love, Madhav is a holy fraud and Marion’s understanding of the very meaning of love is challenged and transformed. Each teeters between joy and pain, and each is touched by the power and beauty of the saree. A breathtaking story of beauty, oppression and freedom… and of an enduring love that can never be broken.

The Return

Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061901245
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Fiction

Already a #1 bestseller in the UK, The Return is a captivating new novel of family, love, and betrayal set against a backdrop of civil war, flamenco, and fiery Spanish passion. The author of the beloved international bestseller The Island, Victoria Hislop now transports the reader to Granada, Spain, in a time of historic turmoil. The Return is a colorful and spellbinding saga of a family inspired by music and dance, only to be torn apart by fragile hearts and divided loyalties during the bitter war that brought the dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco to power.

It Isn t All Greek To Me

Author: Peter Bull
Publisher:
ISBN: 1906830754
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The British actor Peter Bull returned from a visit to Greece in 1962 obsessed with a desire to build a house on one of the remoter Ionian Islands. It appeared on his shopping list constantly. 'Buy cauliflower, string, scotch tape, and a bit of land on Paxos.' By 1964 he had achieved this and It isn't all Greek to Me is a hilarious account of his life there and in 'To Spiti Mou (My House)'. Readers of Mr Bull's earlier work need have no fear that he has delved deep into the mythology or history of Greece. He has just transferred to another country his talent for being unable to take anything very seriously. His difficulties with the language, the water situation and some of the eccentric people he has met there are dealt with lightly and touchingly and the happiness that he has got from the experience glows from every page.

Postcards from Greece

Author: Rebecca Seal
Publisher: Hardie Grant
ISBN: 1784880612
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Cooking

Delicious recipes that are true to Greek cuisine but easily recreated at home For all those who love or want to discover Greek food, Rebecca Seal shares her favourite recipes from her extensive travels in the country and celebrates Greece's regional specialities. Simple yet delicious, she captures the very essence of the islands, using fresh produce and classic Greek flavors in remarkable combinations. Feast on local classics like cheese pies from Alonissos, Kakavia fish soup or moussaka, or experiment with more modern flavors with dishes such as crispy squid with beetroot sauce or Rebecca's volcanic lamb or drunken chicken. For a sweet treat, the olive oil chocolate mousse is impossible to resist. Beautiful photographs complement the recipes and capture the magic and glitz of these timeless islands, from Crete to Mykonos, Santorini to Rhodes.

Palm Trees in the Snow

Author: Luz Gabás
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504016803
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Fiction

Letters from the past transport a young Spanish woman into the mysterious lives of her father and her uncle during the waning years of colonial rule in Guinea When Clarence comes upon a series of letters from her family’s past, she starts to piece together the story of her father’s travels with his brother, and she becomes curious about her origins. Sifting through the clues and assembling the narrative, Clarence embarks on a journey to the exotic African isle of Fernando Poo, where the 2 brothers, Jacobo and Kilian, landed after fleeing their conventional, safe lives in the Spanish Pyrenees. A secret rests at the heart of this tale as it moves back and forth between generations and spaces. For Clarence, in 2003, the life that Jacobo and Kilian created 50 years ago on the island as 2 expatriate cocoa cultivators starts to unfold. The brothers explore a culture that is starkly different from Spain, and in the midst of discovering what it means to grow the perfect cocoa beans, they build a strong friendship—and learn the dangers and delights of forbidden love.