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Little, Brown Book Group, Nov 5, 2009 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Two thousand, seven hundred and seventy-six years ago a group of men ran between two piles of stones, and invented sport. If, that is, its history can be believed.

The first ever Olympic Games in 776BC were apparently so memorable that all Western chronology is based on them. All we know about them is the name of the man who won the race. Over two and a half millennia later, it's about time somebody told the story.

OLYMPIAD is an enthralling and beguiling historical novel full of adventure and misadventure. It will confirm Tom Holt's place as an innovative, challenging and wonderfully entertaining writer of historical fiction. Essential reading for all fans of Tom Holt and historical fiction.

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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

Olympiad was fun. The games finally happen - well, sort of - but both the way they are brought about, and the way the story is told are fun. I suppose you could read the book without the Prologue. But with it, the whole thing is a sort of meta-history. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Tom Holt is the author of such comic fantasy classics as WHO'S AFRAID OF BEOWULF?, EXPECTING SOMEONE TALLER and OVERTIME, and of historical fiction, including THE WALLED ORCHARD and ALEXANDER AT THE WORLD'S END.

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