Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony, Victoria Hislop wrote The Island in 2005. It became an international bestseller and a 26-part Greek TV series. She was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards and is now an ambassador for Lepra. Her affection for the Mediterranean took her to Spain, which inspired her second bestseller The Return, and she returned to Greece to tell the turbulent tale of Thessaloniki in The Thread, shortlisted for a British Book Award and confirming her reputation as an inspirational storyteller. The Sunrise, a Sunday Times Number One bestseller about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, was published to widespread acclaim in 2014. Victoria Hislop's latest book, Cartes Postales from Greece, is fiction illustrated with photographs of Greece. It was a Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and one of the biggest selling books of the year.
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 on Cartes Postales from GreeceWhen it comes to tales about Greece, Hislop is an undisputed queen - and this is easily her best novel yet - Heat on Cartes Postales from GreeceA lavish love letter to Greece - Sunday Mirror on Cartes Postales from GreeceHislop's passionate love of the country breathes from every page - Daily Mail on Cartes Postales from GreeceThis beautiful novel is illustrated with gorgeous photos to really bring the country to life - Fabulous, Sun on Sunday on Cartes Postales from Greece