Wednesday 13th July, 7 pm
Emily Hauser attended Colchester Royal Grammar School and then went on to study ancient history at Cambridge under Mary Beard. She now teaches and researches at Yale University in the USA. We are really pleased to welcome her to Red Lion Books for the launch of the paperback edition of her first novel, which relates the legendary tale of Troy in a wonderfully original way.
Three thousand years ago a war took place that gave birth to legends – to Achilles, the greatest of the Greeks, and Hector, prince of Troy. It was a war that shook the very foundations of the world. But what if there was more to this epic conflict? What if there was another, hidden tale of the Trojan War? Now is the time for the women of Troy to tell their story.
Thrillingly imagined and startlingly original, For the Most Beautiful reveals the true story of Troy for the first time. The story of Krisayis, daughter of the Trojans’ High Priest, and of Briseis, princess of Pedasus, who fight to determine the fate of a city and its people in this ancient time of mischievous gods and mythic heroes. In this novel full of passion and revenge, loyalty and betrayal, bravery and sacrifice, Emily Hauser breathes exhilarating new life into one of the greatest legends of all – in a tale that has waited millennia to be told.
“Brings ancient Troy wildly, raucously, passionately alive.” (Manda Scott, author of Boudica).
This is a free event but numbers are limited so please contact the shop to reserve your ticket.