Join the award-winning author for spellbinding tales of love and desire, adventure and magic, destructive gods and helpless humans.
The most enduring stories of all time survive not only because they speak deeply to the human condition, but because they are told and retold by every generation, made fresh by new voices to answer the demands and spirit of the age.
The award-winning author of Red Thread and Under Another Sky Charlotte Higgins is here to thrill us with her new interpretation of the Greek myths. Here are the stories of the creation, of Heracles and Theseus and Perseus, the Trojan war and its origins and aftermaths, tales of Thebes and Argos and Athens. This is a world of extremes, and one that resonates deeply with our own: mysterious diseases devastate cities; environmental disasters tear lives apart; women habitually suffer violence at the hands of men.
Unlike in many previous collected myths, female characters take centre stage Athena, Helen, Circe, Penelope and others weave these stories into elaborate imagined tapestries. Their tales combine to form a dazzling, sweeping epic of storytelling, and a magnificent work of scholarship and imagination.