Natalie Haynes: A Thousand Ships (Dulwich Literary Festival)
“Natalie Haynes is swiftly becoming this generation’s Mary Renault; her retelling of the Trojan war from an all-female perspective, A Thousand Ships, is her best yet.” – Observer
The devastating consequences of the fall of Troy stretched from Mount Olympus to Mount Ida, from the citadel of Troy to the distant Greek islands. A Thousand Ships tells 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.
“The forgotten women are vividly brought to life in this moving, intelligent and witty book. Natalie Haynes’ knowledge of Greek mythology shines through her skilful story telling. Epic is the word” – Martha Kearney
Join classicist, stand-up comedian & Radio 4 broadcaster Natalie Haynes as she discusses her brilliant novel, A Thousand Ships, in which she retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective. By giving voices to the women the myths forgot, Natalie brings new life to these ancient tales.
Date: Friday 8th November
The event will start promptly at 19.00 and finish by 20.30.
Venue: The George Farha Auditorium, Dulwich College, SE21 7LD
Price: £10 or £20 including a copy of A Thousand Ships (RRP £16.99)