Calypso Bar

If three’s a crowd, then four’s a party!

Why the Calypso Bar? Hearts on Hold is set on Gozo, said to be the true location of the mythical island of Ogygia where, in Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus washed up on the shores and was saved by the goddess Calypso.Cocktails in the Calypso Bar

Our Hearts on Hold heroine, Cate Boyd, is struck by the tragedy of Calypso’s fate, doomed to give up the man she loves to the perils of the sea. If you want to find out why Calypso’s story means so much to Cate, you can find an excerpt here.

In honour of Hearts on Hold‘s stunning island setting, we’ve named our guest bar after the goddess Calypso, whose grotto home was renowned for its wonderful banquets and exotic elixirs!

Join me here in the Calypso Bar each week as I talk to some fascinating guests about writing, love, and their desert-island essentials (books, music, cocktails… and their favourite people, of course!).

Joining us this week… Lily Malone pops the bubbly (the right way!) in the cabana!

You can also look back at our gallery of previous party guests:

Sarah Belle
Imogene Nix
Jennie Jones
Kendall Talbot
MA Grant

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