The King Must Die

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Random House, 2004 - Theseus (Greek mythology) - 359 pages
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User Review  - Zumbanista - LibraryThing

An Amalgam of Myths Written as History This book had been on my list to read for some time. After a short struggle to get into the rhythm of the writing, I finally found myself getting used to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - janerawoof - LibraryThing

Brilliant retelling of the story of Theseus! I started this novel more as a duty than as enjoyment, but was soon plunged into the world of ancient Greece. I can see why this novel has survived all ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Mary Renault was educated at Clifton High School, Bristol and St Hugh's College, Oxford. Having completed nursing training in 1937, she then wrote her first novel Promise of Love. Her next three novels were written during off-time duty whilst serving in the war. In 1948 she went to live in South Africa but travelled widely. It was her trip to Greece and her visits to Corinth, Samos, Crete, Delos, Aegina and other islands, as well as to Athens, Sounion and Marathon, that resulted in her brilliant historical reconstructions of Ancient Greece. Mary Renault died in 1983.

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