A Thousand Ships

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5.9 X 9.2 X 1.4 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Natalie Haynes is the author of seven books, including A Thousand Ships, which was a national bestseller and was shortlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction. She has written and recorded eight series of Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics for the BBC. Haynes has written for the Times, the Independent, the Guardian, and the Observer. She lives in London.


"Clever and entertaining."--Times, UK
"Here, in this treat of a book, the women take centre stage--and how brilliantly . . . Natalie Haynes brings them to witty, lyrical, scintillating life . . . A book to both savour and devour."--Suzannah Lipscomb, author of 1536
"A joy to read: fast paced, cracking with emotion and tension."--Michael Scott, Ancient Worlds
"Breathtaking . . . Her writing isn't merely clever, or elegant, or (at times) extremely funny--though it is all of those things. It's also viscerally vivid."--Catherine Nixey, author of The Darkening Age
"Haynes is master of her trade . . . She succeeds in breathing warm life into some of our oldest stories."--Telegraph, UK
With her trademark passion, wit, and fierce feminism, Haynes gives much-needed voice to the silenced women of the Trojan War. Her thoughtful portraits will linger with you long after the book is finished.--Madeline Miller, author of Circe
"A witty, unapologetically feminist story of women's suffering, courage, and endurance... Haynes' freshly modern version of an ancient tale is perfect for our times."--Booklist
"This lively reinvention [of the Trojan War] is worth the journey."--Library Journal
"An enthralling reimagining of the lives of women from both Troy and Greek culture. . . . Haynes shines by twisting common perceptions of the Trojan War and its aftermath in order to capture the women's experiences."--Publishers Weekly
"Absorbing and fiercely feminist . . . this subversive re-seeing of the classics is a many-layered delight."--Guardian