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A Thousand Ships
A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective. This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them. . . In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. Over the next few hours, the only life she has ever known will turn to ash . . . The devastating consequences of the fall of Troy stretch from Mount Olympus to Mount Ida, from the citadel of Troy to the distant Greek islands, and across oceans and sky in between. These are the stories of the women embroiled in that legendary war and its terrible aftermath, as well as the feud and the fatal decisions that started it all. . . Powerfully told from an all-female perspective, A Thousand Ships gives voices to the women, girls and goddesses who, for so long, have been silent.
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GivenLemons
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This was such a fantastic book. It had me laughing at the judgement of Paris one moment and then horrified about the fate of the Trojan women the next. I would recommend this to everyone!

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Itchyfeetreader
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Loved this one. Appreciate it‘s not the first retelling of the Grek myth with a feminist bent but I think it‘s the broadest and the one I have felt most emerged in. I really need to read the originals !

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Abailliekaras
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I loved this. It‘s the Greek myth re-telling I‘ve been waiting for. Has the tone & sensibility of the classics so places you in the scene, & characters feel true to the myths (with all the drama 😉), but Haynes brings humour & a feminist perspective. It works as a great epic novel - with war & family conflicts (for a classics novice), or seeing the myths afresh if you know them. Our interview up now on Books On The Go. 🎧

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Abailliekaras
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I loved this. It‘s the Greek myth re-telling I‘ve been waiting for. Has the tone & sensibility of the classics so places you in the scene, & characters feel true to the myths (with all the drama 😉), but Haynes brings humour & a feminist perspective. It works as a great epic novel - with war & family conflicts (for a classics novice), or seeing the myths afresh if you know them. Our interview up now on Books On The Go. 🎧

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Abailliekaras
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So excited to bring you our interview with Natalie Haynes, up now on Books On The Go. 🎧🤩
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I loved this book. It‘s the Greek myth re-telling I‘ve been waiting for!
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Natalie is also a stand-up comedian so gives great conversation. And she‘s very kind about my (until now) ignorance of the classics. 😉
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What‘s your favourite Greek myth (or re-telling)? 🇬🇷

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Abailliekaras
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Absolutely loving this - the Greek myth re-telling I‘ve been waiting for! I‘m interviewing Natalie Haynes tomorrow for the podcast. 🤩🎧

JennyM I love the cover! 4mo
Abailliekaras @jennym yes it‘s beautiful. 😍 3mo
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Tashreads
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I love a good myth retelling. What are your favourites?

rwmg Mary Renault's retelling of the story of Theseus is still wonderful 4mo
Erofan Beautiful photo! 😍 4mo
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Jess_Franzino
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LOVED THIS! Easily by far the best “silenced women of the Trojan War” book I‘ve read! (There‘s actually quite a few of them 😂). Poignant, balance of sorrow, humor, poetics, & realism with great respect for the sources. Penelope‘s parts cracked me up, she was so perfectly snarky! And I loved how Athena was more sweet & young (as she should be, seeing how she‘s actually only supposed to be around 14/15), as opposed to cold & brutal.

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Jess_Franzino
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Going back to Brooklyn today. Going to miss my morning reads on the balcony overlooking the beach ☹️

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Jess_Franzino
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The fact that Athena is written as being short and feeling rather awkward around Aphrodite gives me such joy. ♥️ Power for short girls!

ravenlee This sounds interesting. Looking forward to your review! 4mo
Jess_Franzino @ravenlee One of my favorite Trojan War retellings I‘ve read so far! 4mo
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Tashreads
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May #bookhaul Have you read any of these beauties yet? ⁣

Lovesbooks87 I loved Two Can Keep A Secret!!! 5mo
shadowspeak17 House of Leaves is great! 5mo
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