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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Monday, June 01, 2009

A great review for The Priestess and the Slave

Jenny's book, The Priestess and the Slave, gets a great review from Alison Woodward over at ReadPlus. The review starts ...

A fascinating novel set in Ancient Greece, The Priestess and the Slave tells two parallel stories of a Delphi Pythia and a young slave woman with incredible historical and archaeological accuracy. It is clearly written by an author who not only specialises in ancient history, but has a passion for telling the stories of those who lived in such times.

... and continues in the same vein.


Ophelia Benson said...

Wo - sounds great.

Russell, is Jenny a fan of Gillian Bradshaw? I think The Beacon at Alexandria is a stunner. Looks as if it might be Jenny's kind of thing. Seriously historically informed, in short.

jennyblackford said...

The only Bradshaw I've read is The Sand-Reckoner, which I was given some years back, and I recall as good. The historical background didn't worry me at all - which means that it must have been very accurate!