We do hope you enjoyed tour latest FbF book club meeting. We are delighted to report that the next session will take place at 7.30pm on the 13th of October, with a book choice of ‘A Thousand Ships’ by Natalie Haynes. Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, ‘A Thousand Ships’ brings a fascinating retelling of the Trojan War.
‘This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them.
In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. Over the next few hours, the only life she has ever known will turn to ash..
The devastating consequences of the fall of Troy stretch from Mount Olympus to Mount Ida, from the citadel of Troy to the distant Greek islands, and across oceans and sky in between. These are the stories of the women embroiled in that legendary war and its terrible aftermath, as well as the feud and the fatal decisions that started it all. . .
Powerfully told from an all-female perspective, A Thousand Ships gives voices to the women, girls and goddesses who, for so long, have been silent.’
As well as being a writer, Natalie is also a comedian and a broadcaster – her show ‘Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics’ is well worth a listen. You can find it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b077x8pc
A Zoom invite will be sent out closer to the time – see you all there!
The Felixstowe Book Festival Team