Book review: Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop
A couple of years ago I read and reviewed Victoria Hislop's last book The Sunrise and was left a little wanting at the end. I was therefore looking forward to this one nervously.
A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to get a beautiful sampler to this book and my fears were allayed. This book made me think I was back in Greece throughout.
It has a clever structure that allows Hislop to pull together all of the little stories you hear in a place (but aren't enough for a full plot) along with the stories of two other people - all linked thought postcards.
The ending was a little too predictable and trite for me but it didn't ruin the overall effect and the whole time I was reading this book I felt like I was sitting on a harbour-side taverna in the Greek sunshine. My copy came from the library and I loved this so much I've asked for a copy for Christmas. Greece is my happy place and this book took me there on a day I didn't feel well (and had to miss a trip to London).