Tag: review copy

30. ‘The Penelopiad’ by Margaret Atwood

Have you ever wondered what life was like for Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, when he went off on his epic odyssey? Margaret Atwood will tell you. The Penelopiad is her reimagining of this classical myth, and it is rich with… Read More

29. ‘A Short History of Myth’ by Karen Armstrong

A Short History of Myth is a really fascinating little book. It was sent to me as part of Canongate’s #TheMyths series, and it’s the only non-fiction book in the set. In it, Armstrong explores the history of myth-making… Read More

28. ‘Weight’ by Jeanette Winterson

A couple of weeks ago, the good people at Canongate sent me #TheMyths series – a beautiful collection in which major authors retell popular myths. Weight is the first one that I picked up, partly because it had… Read More

#TheMyths from Canongate

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen that I received a very exciting parcel a couple of weeks ago. It contained Canongate’s #TheMyths series, a collection of six short books examining and retelling some of history’s most… Read More

43. ‘Thirst’ by Benjamin Warner

I like a good ‘what if’ story. What if dragons existed? What if everyone went blind? What if a man got stranded on Mars with only a potato for company? Thirst is Benjamin Warner’s ‘what if’ thriller, and… Read More