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The Heroines: The instant Sunday Times bestseller

Laura Shepperson

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Political / legal thriller, Myth & legend told as fiction, Historical fiction

The Sunday Times bestselling Greek retelling now in a beautiful paperback package

*** THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ***

'A deft and clever retelling full of intrigue, rage and pathos' JENNIFER SAINT, author of Ariadne

'An intelligent, highly crafted and necessary book' CLAIRE NORTH, author of Ithaca

'Urgent and furious' ROSIE ANDREWS, author of The Leviathan
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In Athens, crowds flock to witness the most shocking trial of the ancient world. The royal family is mired in scandal. Phaedra, young bride of King Theseus, has accused her stepson, Hippolytus of rape.

He's a prince, a talented horseman, a promising noble with his whole life ahead of him. She's a young and neglected wife, the youngest in a long line of Cretan women with less than savoury reputations.

The men of Athens must determine the truth. Who is guilty, and who is innocent?

But the women know truth is a slippery thing. After all, this is the age of heroes and the age of monsters. There are two sides to every story, and theirs has gone unheard.

Until now.

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Laura Shepperson

Laura Shepperson was born in the UK and has always been fascinated by myths and myth retellings, studying Classical Studies at the University of Auckland. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Fiction. Laura holds a Master of Studies in Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge. Laura lives outside London with her husband and two children.

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