The Song of Achilles: Bloomsbury Modern Classics (Paperback)Madeline Miller (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
A captivating retelling of the Iliad and events leading up to it through the point of view of Patroclus: it's a hard book to put down, and any classicist will be enthralled by her characterisation of the goddess Thetis, which carries the true savagery and chill of antiquity * Donna Tartt *
At once a scholar's homage to the Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist ... A book I could not put down * Ann Patchett *
Inventive, passionate, uplifting and different ... A truly worthy winner * Joanna Trollope *
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