Renault, Mary The Praise Singer

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The Praise Singer

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Set in sixth century Greece at the time of the Tyrants, the Persian Wars and a great flowering of the arts, this novel takes the form of Simonides' memoirs, written in retirement in Sicily. The author was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and she also wrote "The King Must Die".

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"[Renault's] historical novels . . . are among the finest ever written" ( The Washington Post Book World)

"A song of praise, a work of love, a serene, deliberate book, full of wisdom, rich in character, incident and description" ( Wall Street Journal)

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In a masterful novel that vividly recreates the world of Ancient Greece, Mary Renault tells the story of Simonides, an ugly boy destined to create beauty through his extraordinary poetic talent.

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