by Stephen Fry
If you loved Mythos and Heroes, the first two instalments of Stephen Fry’s mythical trilogy, you’ll love Troy. Fry is a talented actor and the audiobook—which he narrates himself—is particularly delightful, appealing to adults and kids alike. What was the story based on? Here, Stephen Fry explains which books were his main sources for Troy, many of them beautiful poetry with wonderful English translations.
This book is not out yet, but my family and I greatly enjoyed the first two instalments of Stephen Fry’s trilogy and have been eagerly awaiting the third book. Indeed, as the scale of the coronavirus lockdown became apparent in March 2020, my 13-year old son turned to me and said that, on the bright side, “Stephen Fry could be finishing his book slightly more quickly now.”
Sophie Roell, Five Books Editor
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