Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Margaret George - "Helen of Troy"

It must be a busy time of year - I wonder why! I've only managed this one book in the last ten days. But what a book. A lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face "launched a thousand ships," from the bestselling author of Mary, Called Magdalene. A brilliant collection of the myths of Greece, the Gods, the heroes and the Trojan and Spartan ways of life all revolving around the beauty known as Helen of Troy. Whether Helen ever existed or not is questionable. Similarly Menelaus, Agamemnon, Achilles and Paris have no evidential corroboration. But none of that matters once you get involved in Margaret George's novel. They all live in these 750 excellent pages.

MARGARET GEORGE was born in Nashville Tennessee. When not continuing research for her novels in such places as Egypt, Rome, Israel and England she lives with her husband in Madison, Wisconsin. She is the author of the bestselling novels The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles and The Memoirs of Cleopatra

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