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Daughters of Sparta: A tale of secrets, betrayal and revenge from mythology's most vilified women

Daughters of Sparta: A tale of secrets, betrayal and revenge from mythology's most vilified women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Heywood, Claire

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    29 Jun 21

For millennia, men have told the tale of the woman whose face launched a thousand ships - but now it's time to hear her side of the story . . . As princesses of Sparta, Helen and Klytemnestra have known nothing but luxury and plenty. With their high birth and unrivalled beauty, t...hey are the envy of all of Greece. Such privilege comes at a high price, though, and their destinies are not theirs to command. While still only girls they are separated and married off to foreign kings, never to meet again. Their duty is now to give birth to the heirs society demands and be the meek, submissive queens their men expect. But when the weight of their husbands' neglect, cruelty and ambition becomes too heavy to bear, they must push against the constraints of their sex to carve new lives for themselves - and in doing so make waves that will ripple throughout the next three thousand years. Perfect for fans of Madeline Miller and Pat Barker, Daughters of Sparta is a vivid and illuminating retelling of the Siege of Troy that tells the story of mythology's most vilified women from their own mouths at long last.
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ISBN 9781529333671
Released NZ 29 Jun 2021
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529333671
Stock Release date is 29 June 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder & Stoughton
Released 29 Jun 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Heywood, Claire
Category Myth & Legend
Ancient Greek Religion
Myths & Mythology
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 423g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Trojan War - Fiction
NBS Text Non-Christian Religions
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly