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Circe (Paperback)

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In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child - not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals.


But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long - and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything.


So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss - the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world.



Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionMyth & legend told as fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 01/04/2019 ISBN-13: 9781408890042  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Madeline Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012, was shortlisted for the Stonewall Writer of the Year 2012, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and was translated into twenty-five languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, and she taught Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade. She lives outside Philadelphia. madelinemiller.com

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'Lyrical' is an over-used word in book reviews, but there's a poetic flow to Madeline Miller’s writing that lifts the reader up and floats them along. In The Song of Achilles, Miller wrote one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful books, making a love story from amongst the bloodshed of the Trojan War. With Circe, her second novel, she returns to Greek mythology and breathes new life into an old witch. We live the story, as Circe grows from a plaything of the gods and humans to a powerful, independent force, defying fate and those who dare to stand against her. She lives multitudes: neglected and derided child; spurned lover; vengeful hostess; protective mother; bewitching siren. Her resilience allows her to bend, not break, and through it all she remains a figure we can identify with, and from which we can draw strength

Sarah, Web Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 20/09/2019

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