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The Silence of the Girls

The Silence of the Girls

Author(s): Pat Barker

Location(s): Greece

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Ancient Greece

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Costa Novel Award and the International DUBLIN Literary Award

There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent – till now. Discover the greatest Greek myth of all – retold by the witness that history forgot . . .

‘Magnificent. You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers’ Evening Standard
‘Chilling, powerful, audacious’ The Times

Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story?

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