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The Fall of Troy

AuthorPeter Ackroyd

NarratorMichael Maloney

Duration6h 51m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Historical Novels

PublisherChivers

VersionUnabridged

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Sophia Chrysanthis is only 16 when the German archaeologist Herr Obermann comes wooing: he wants a Greek bride who knows her Homer. Sophia passes his test, and soon she is tieing canvas sacking to her legs so that she can kneel on the hard ground in the trench, removing the earth methodically, identifying salient points, lifting out amphorae and bronze vessels without damaging them. 'Archaeology is not a science,' Obermann says, 'It is an art.' Obermann is very good at the art of archaeology - perhaps too good at it. The atmosphere at Troy is tense and mysterious and Sophia finds herself increasingly baffled by the past... CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE/ADULT THEMES.

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