Book Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker (Penguin Books, 2018) In Silence of the Girls Pat Barker retells the story of the Trojan War from the perspective of Briseis. Once a queen, now the slave of the great warrior Achilles, Barker re-situates this ancient tale with women at the centre. While we get some… Continue reading Book Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

The Porpoise - Mark Haddon (Bond Street Books, 2019) The Porpoise is a re-telling of Shakespeare's play Pericles, Prince of Tyre, which is a re-telling of the story of Apollonius, which is a story told by many writers and oral story-tellers going back at least as far as John Gower in 1393. This, at least,… Continue reading Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon