“This is as close as you will ever come to entering the world of mythology as a participant.  Stunning, touching and unique.” –Margaret George

“A startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist... a book I could not put down.” –Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth

Circe - US Edition

From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey

Chosen as must-read book of 2018 by the Guardian, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express and Stylist.

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, the boys develop a tender friendship, a bond which blossoms into something deeper as they grow into young men.

madeline-miller

Madeline Miller has a BA and MA from Brown University in Latin and Ancient Greek, and has been teaching both for the past nine years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specialising in adapting classical tales to a modern audience. The Song of Achilles is her first novel and was the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012.

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Excerpt and Book Trailer

Read the first two chapters of The Song of Achilles online, thanks to Bloomsbury’s great looking excerpt.  Also, check out Bloomsbury’s new book trailer for The Song of Achilles!

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A. N. Wilson reviews The Song of Achilles

The renowned author, critic and journalist A. N. Wilson has reviewed The Song of Achilles for the September issue of Reader’s Digest: “I read this book awestruck with admiration for the quality of its writing, its narrative pace and its imaginative depth. If I were to give a prize for the best work of fiction…

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