Publication Date: 22/07/2021 ISBN: 9781405944465 Category:


Stephen Fry

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 22/07/2021 ISBN: 9781405944465 Category:
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Pre-order Stephen Fry’s bewitching retelling of the legend of Troy – a tale of love and war, passion and power – following his sensational bestsellers MYTHOS and HEROES

‘Inimitable’ OBSERVER

‘Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world . . .’

Paris the Trojan has kidnapped Helen, Greek queen and most beautiful woman of the ancient world.

A thousand ships give chase and lay siege to Troy. Yet the city stands resolutely against Greek might.

Only invulnerable Achilles and wily Odysseus may lead them to victory – but the passions of mortals merely amuse the Gods and blood is easily spilled on distant shores . . .

‘An inimitable retelling. Rich, artfully humorous, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales’ Observer

‘A fun romp through the world’s greatest story. Fry’s knowledge of the world – ancient and modern – bursts through’ Daily Telegraph

‘Hugely successful, graceful’ The Times

‘Fluent, crisp, nuanced, begins with a bang’ The Times Literary Supplement


‘A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased’ Times

‘A head-spinning marathon of legends’ Guardian

‘An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry – his myths are definitely a hit’ Evening Standard

‘An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry’ Daily Mail

‘A rollicking good read’ Independent

Publisher Review

An amiable meander through the historic sources . . . Fry's light and graceful tone helps to ease the unfamiliar reader through the complicated genealogies * The Times * An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales * Observer * Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths . . . It's a rollicking good read * Independent * Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance * The Times * Lively, humorous and intimate, this retelling has real charm * Guardian * A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling -- Richard North Patterson Tragedy and passion abound as Fry retells the epic siege of Troy * Metro * Stephen Fry takes the reader into the heart of a story both mythical and grounded in history * Northern Life Magazine * Astonishing . . . an excellent read * The Oldie * Curl up on your sofa as Stephen brings to life the legendary . . . passionate and powerful story of Troy * The List * Fry's knowledge of the world - ancient and modern - bursts through at the seams . . . The reader will find themselves on a fun romp through the world's greatest story * Daily Telegraph * Full of heroism, desire and drama * Eastern Daily Press *

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