'With her trademark passion, wit, and fierce feminism, Natalie Haynes gives much-needed voice to the silenced women of the Trojan War' - Madeline Miller, author of Circe One of the Guardian's 'Best Books of 2019' In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective, for fans of Madeline Miller and Pat Barker. This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them. . . In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. The devastating consequences of the Trojan War stretch from Mount Olympus to Mount Ida, from the citadel of Troy to the distant Greek islands, and across oceans and sky in between. These are the stories of the women embroiled in that legendary war and its terrible aftermath, as well as the feud and the fatal decisions that started it all. . . Powerfully told from an all-female perspective, in A Thousand Ships Natalie Haynes gives voices to the women, girls and goddesses who, for so long, have been silent.
The thrilling new book from the bestselling author of VOX, coming soon in 2020! Elena Fairchild is a teacher at one of the state's new elite schools. Her daughters are exactly like her: beautiful, ambitious, and perfect. A good thing, since the recent mandate that's swept the country is all about perfection. Now everyone must undergo routine tests for their quotient, Q, and any children who don't measure up are placed into new government schools. Instead, teachers can focus on the gifted. Elena tells herself it's not about eugenics, not really, but when one of her daughters scores lower than expected and is taken away, she intentionally fails her own test to go with her. But what Elena discovers is far more terrifying than she ever imagined... Praise for Christina Dalcher: 'This book will blow your mind.' PRIMA 'Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing - everything a great novel should be.' LEE CHILD 'A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo.' VANITY FAIR 'Thought-provoking and set to dominate dinner party chats.' COSMOPOLITAN 'A dazzling debut.' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'A truly compulsive novel.' STYLIST 'Thought-provoking and thrilling. I was left speechless!' WOMAN & HOME 'The book of the moment!' MARIE CLAIRE 'A fast-paced, twisting thriller that left me speechless.' DAILY MAIL