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              Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

              Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold (Hardback)

              By Fry, Stephen

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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              Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta ...- who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.
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              ISBN 9780241380369
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2018
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
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              Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold
               

              Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold (Paperback)

              By Fry, Stephen

              • RRP: $26.00
              • $19.50
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              • Pub Date
                27 Jul 21

              Pre-order Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the legend of Troy - a tale of love and war, passion and power - following his sensational bestsellers MYTHOS and HEROES 'Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world. The Jewel of the Aegean. Glittering Ilion, the city that r...ose 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. It is a terrible, brutal war with casualties on all sides. The Greeks cannot defeat the Trojans - since Achilles, the Greek's boldest warrior, is consumed with jealousy over an ally's choice of lover, the Trojan slave Briseis, and will not fight . . . The stage is set for the oldest and greatest story ever told, where monstrous passions meet the highest ideals and the lowest cunning. In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today. Troy is a myth in which we seek the truth about ourselves, which Stephen Fry brings breathtakingly to life for our modern age. PRAISE FOR MYTHOS AND HEROES: 'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' Times 'A head-spinning marathon of legends' Guardian 'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard 'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail 'A rollicking good read' Independent
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              ISBN 9781405944465
              Released NZ 27 Jul 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
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              The Hippopotamus

              The Hippopotamus (Paperback, Media tie-in)

              By Fry, Stephen

              • RRP: $26.00
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              Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink... at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan.
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              ISBN 9781784755003
              Released NZ 15 May 2017
              Publisher Cornerstone
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Icons: Portraits by Andy Gotts
               

              Icons: Portraits by Andy Gotts (Hardback)

              By Gotts, Andy; Foreword by Fry, Stephen; Contributions by Winslet, Kate; Hurt, John; Other Gandy, David

              • RRP: $120.00
              • $120.00
              • Pub Date
                1 Nov 21

              A sumptuous celebration of photographer Andy Gott's unique portrait style, charting his 30-year career.

              ISBN 9781785513718
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
              Publisher Scala Arts & Heritage Publishe
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold
               

              Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold (Paperback)

              By Fry, Stephen

              • RRP: $26.00
              • $24.52
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              *** Pre-order Mythos by Stephen Fry now ***The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and... cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.
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              ISBN 9781405934138
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2018
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
              Availability
              Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
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              Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold

              Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fry, Stephen

              • RRP: $37.00
              • $27.75
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              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 the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war with casualties on all sides as well as str...ained relations between allies, whose consequences become tragedies. In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.
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              ISBN 9780241424599
              Released NZ 13 Nov 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
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              Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

              Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold (Paperback)

              By Fry, Stephen

              • RRP: $26.00
              • $19.50
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              Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . __________ There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylish...ly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. ___________ 'Ebullient and funny' The Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday 'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian
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              ISBN 9781405940368
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
              Availability
              999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold

              Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold (Hardback)

              By Fry, Stephen

              • RRP: $50.00
              • $37.50
              • Save $12.50
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Pre-order Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the legend of Troy - a tale of love and war, passion and power - following his sensational bestsellers MYTHOS and HEROES 'Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world. The Jewel of the Aegean. Glittering Ilion, the city that r...ose 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. It is a terrible, brutal war with casualties on all sides. The Greeks cannot defeat the Trojans - since Achilles, the Greek's boldest warrior, is consumed with jealousy over an ally's choice of lover, the Trojan slave Briseis, and will not fight . . . The stage is set for the oldest and greatest story ever told, where monstrous passions meet the highest ideals and the lowest cunning. In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today. Troy is a myth in which we seek the truth about ourselves, which Stephen Fry brings breathtakingly to life for our modern age. PRAISE FOR MYTHOS AND HEROES: 'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' Times 'A head-spinning marathon of legends' Guardian 'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard 'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail 'A rollicking good read' Independent
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              ISBN 9780241424582
              Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
              Availability
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              The Liar

              The Liar (Paperback, New edition)

              By Fry, Stephen

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $23.39
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              Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel, by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic.

              ISBN 9780099457053
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2004
              Publisher Cornerstone
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Paddington at St Paul's
               

              Paddington at St Paul's (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, Contains 1 CD-Audio)

              By Bond, Michael; Illustrated by Alley, R. w.; Read by Fry, Stephen

              • RRP: $25.00
              • $18.75
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              Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington Bear with this hilarious brand new classic picture book. Paddington is now a major movie star!

              ISBN 9780008375492
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 5-8 years
              Availability
              154 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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