Aristotle has never been able to resist a keen mind in another, even in his own daughter, Pythias - a young girl who should be content with the kitchen, the loom and a future of childbearing. But she is really smart, able to best his own students in debate; is she a freak or a harbinger of what women can really achieve? Whichever is the case, hers is a privileged position, a woman who moves in a man's world, protected by the reputation of her philosopher father. Yet her entire life is set to change when Aristotle dies, leaving his daughter to discover that the world is a place not of logic but one of superstition, and that a girl can be preyed upon by gods and goddesses as much as by grown men and women...
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 189 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
Intense, impressionistic and mysterious... This novel thrills in its immediacy and the family at its heart, in their love for each other, are instantly, captivatingly real * Daily Mail *
Lyon is an extremely skilled historical novelist... She conjures a cruel, superstitious society in all its visceral otherness * Financial Times *
Blurring the lines between history and myth, The Sweet Girl is a novel that confounds expectations. * Observer *