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A Guardian and TLS book of the year
'Haynes is master of her trade . . . She succeeds in breathing warm life into some of our oldest stories' Telegraph
This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of them all . . .
In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen.
From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women embroiled in the legendary war.
Powerfully told from an all-female perspective, in A Thousand Ships Natalie Haynes puts the women, girls and goddesses at the centre of the story.
'Absorbing and fiercely feminist' Guardian
'The forgotten women are vividly brought to life in this moving, intelligent and witty book' Martha Kearney