Stephen Fry’s 1991 shift to fiction with The Liar was met with universal acclaim, allowing the actor and comedian an almost unique parallel career as a novelist. Witty, brilliant, and featuring a close attention to the play of language, his debut set an enviable stall for the bestsellers that followed.
In 1997, Fry delivered Moab is My Washpot , the first of three, hugely-successful biographies that effectively reset the standard of the ‘celebrity’ life-story and became firm Waterstones perennials.
Donning his drama hat, Fry has also scored considerable accolade as the voice behind the audiobook version of every volume of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. More recently, the author has turned his considerable talents to fresh accounts of Greek classical myth.
Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.
Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.