The King Must Die

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Random House, 2004 - Minotaur (Greek mythology) - 359 pages
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User Review  - devafagan - LibraryThing

Audiobook... My fist time reading anything by Renault! I did enjoy this, though I found sections of it deeply problematic (specifically, the political structures of the different cultures and Theseus ... Read full review

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“The voices sank and rose, sank and rose higher. It was like the north wind when it blows screaming through mountain gorges; like the keening of a thousand widows in a burning town; like the cry of ... 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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