A Thousand Ships – Natalie Haynes

In her third novel, Haynes has, as the muse Calliope says, ‘picked up the old stories and … shaken them until the hidden  women appear in plain sight.’ And it is a great cast that tell us the story of Troy and its aftermath from this female perspective. Helen is present, but Calliope tells us, … Continue reading A Thousand Ships – Natalie Haynes

The Wave – Virginia Moffatt

'Perhaps I am wrong, but I have weighed the odds, and finding them so stacked against me, I have made my choice. If this is the remaining time allotted to me, I will spend it doing what I want. The sun is shining, the surf is up. It's a perfect day for the beach ... … Continue reading The Wave – Virginia Moffatt