Ackroyd, Peter The Fall Of Troy

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The Fall Of Troy

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Sophia Chrysanthis is initially dazzled when the celebrated German archaeologist, Herr Obermann, comes in search of a Greek bride who can read the works of Homer and assist in his excavations of the city he believes is Ancient Troy.

But Obermann's past turns out to be full of skeletons and when a young American arrives to question the archeologist's methods and dies of a mysterious fever, Sophia wonders just how far he will go to protect his vision of Troy. Soon a second, British archeologist arrives, only to fall in love with Sophia, and as their relationship begins to parallel their Ancient Greek counterparts events move towards a gripping and terrible conclusion.

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"Provoking, unsettling, ingenious - and a delight to read" ( Guardian)

"Erudite and witty... The Fall of Troy skilfully interweaves classical and 19th century stories, employing motifs from both Homer and Charlotte Bronte. This is Ackroyd's most exuberant novel for years" (Michael Arditti Daily Mail)

"Ackroyd imports a Mrs Rochester theme to Turkey, and the denouement has the atmosphere of a thriller, with innocents running for their lives" (David Horspool Sunday Times)

"Lurid and generally entertaining drama" (Sue Gaisford Independent on Sunday)

" The Fall of Troy is above all a love story, and like the best love stories it deals in obsession, deception, madness and death" (Elizabeth Speller Independent)

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Brilliant historical novel, set during the 19th century at the time that the Bronze Age site of Troy was being excavated. Peter Ackroyd returns to one of his favourite themes: fakes, forgeries and plagiarism.

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