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Troy by Stephen Fry

'Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world. The Jewel of the Aegean. Glittering Ilion, the city that rose and fell not once but twice . . .'

The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against that great city, to which they will lay siege for ten whole and very bloody years.

It is Zeus, the king of the gods, who triggers war when he asks the Trojan prince Paris to judge the fairest goddess of them all. Aphrodite bribes Paris with the heart of Helen, wife of King Menelaus of the Greeks, and naturally, nature takes its course.

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An amiable meander through the historic sources . . . Fry's light and graceful tone helps to ease the unfamiliar reader through the complicated genealogies ― The Times

An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales ― Observer

Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths . . . It's a rollicking good read ― Independent

Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance ― The Times

Lively, humorous and intimate, this retelling has real charm ― Guardian

A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling -- Richard North Patterson

Tragedy and passion abound as Fry retells the epic siege of Troy ― Metro

Stephen Fry takes the reader into the heart of a story both mythical and grounded in history ― Northern Life Magazine

Astonishing . . . an excellent read ― The Oldie

Curl up on your sofa as Stephen brings to life the legendary . . . passionate and powerful story of Troy ― The List
About the Author
Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as General Melchett in Blackadder. He has hosted over 180 episodes of QI, and has narrated all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the audiobook recordings. He is the bestselling author of four novels - The Stars' Tennis BallsMaking HistoryThe Hippopotamus and The Liar - as well as three volumes of autobiography - Moab is My WashpotThe Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me. Mythos and Heroes, his retelling of the Greek myths, are both Sunday Times bestsellers.
Product details
  • Publisher : Michael Joseph (29 October 2020); Penguin Random House
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0241424593
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0241424599
  • Item Weight : 590 g
  • Dimensions : 15.3 x 3.1 x 23.4 cm
  • Country of Origin : United Kingdom
  • Importer : Penguin Random House
  • Packer : Penguin Random House
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