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The Children of Jocasta
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The Children of Jocasta (Paperback)

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In The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes retells the Oedipus and Antigone stories from the perspectives of the women the myths overlooked.



My siblings and I have grown up in a cursed house, children of cursed parents . . .



Jocasta is just fifteen when she is told that she must marry the King of Thebes, an old man she has never met. Her life has never been her own, and nor will it be, unless she outlives her strange, absent husband.



Ismene is the same age when she is attacked in the palace she calls home. Since the day of her parents' tragic deaths a decade earlier, she has always longed to feel safe with the family she still has. But with a single act of violence, all that is about to change.



With the turn of these two events, a tragedy is set in motion. But not as you know it.

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionMyth & legend told as fiction Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 22/03/2018 ISBN-13: 9781509836178  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of The Children of Jocasta and The Amber Fury, which was shortlisted for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year award, and a non-fiction book about Ancient History, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. She has written and presented two series of the BBC Radio 4 show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. In 2015, she was awarded the Classical Association Prize for her work in bringing Classics to a wider audience.

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