Book ‘Greek Myths’ by Charlotte Higgins

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A brilliantly original, landmark retelling of Greek myths, recounted as if they were actual scenes being woven into textiles by the women who feature prominently in them — including Athena, Helen, Circe and Penelope. “Greek myths were full of powerful witches, unpredictable gods and sword-wielding slayers. They were also extreme: about families who turn murderously on each other; impossible tasks set by cruel kings; love that goes wrong; wars and journeys and terrible loss. There was magic, there was shape-shifting, there were monsters, there were descents to the land of the dead. Humans and immortals inhabited the same world, which was sometimes perilous, sometimes exciting. “The stories were... 
Publisher: Pantheon (January 11, 2022)  Pages: 0593316266  ISBN-10: 0593316266  ISBN-13: 978-0593316269  ASIN:‎ B08WC87L17

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Charlotte Higgins is the author of Greek Myths: A New Retelling. Her previous books include the acclaimed Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain, which was shortlisted for UK awards including the Samuel Johnson (now Baillie Gifford) prize for non-fiction, and Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths, which was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and won the Arnold Bennett prize 2019. She is chief culture writer of the Guardian, a past winner of the Classical Association prize, and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. She lives in London.


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