Troy Our Greatest Story Retold

Stephen Fry

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‘Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world. The Jewel of the Aegean. Glittering Ilion, the city that rose and fell not once but twice . . .’

‘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

Step into Stephen Fry’s bewitching retelling of the legend of Troy in his most epic book yet

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‘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 . . .
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‘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

PRAISE FOR STEPHEN FRY’S GREEK SERIES:

‘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

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ISBN – 9781405944465
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Dimensions – 198mm X 129mm
Categories – Ancient History

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