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Revisit Ancient Classics with Valentine Carter & Claire Heywood

Monday 14th February 2022
19:00 at Waterstones, Bristol - Galleries


We're very happy to bring to Bristol two authors whose books revisit and re-tell the classic tales we thought we knew.

Valentine Carter's fierce debut, These Great Athenians, gives voice to the mostly forgotten and maligned female characters of Homer's epic The Odyssey.It is a celebratory ode to those who survive within and outside of gender norms.

Featuring voices from Circe to Athena, and Scylla to Ariadne- Carter weaves together their stories in this subtly moving and playful verse novel which asks: how do those without a voice find freedom within the world of men?


As princesses of Sparta, Helen and Klytemnestra have known nothing but luxury and plenty. With their high birth and unrivalled beauty, they are the envy of all of Greece. Such privilege comes at a high price, though, and their destinies are not theirs to command.

Daughters of Sparta is Claire Heywood's vivid and illuminating retelling of the Siege of Troy that tells the story of mythology's most vilified women from their own mouths at long last.

Join Valentine and Claire as they bring us back to the oldest stories, and discover these new Greek retellings.

Further details: 01179252274

Bristol - Galleries Waterstones, Bristol - Galleries
Monday 14th February 2022
19:00

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