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Saturday 15 April, 6pm
Waterstones, Unit 72 Midsummer Arcade
Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3GA
'A vivid reimagining of Greek mythology' - Harpers Bazaar
Join the Sunday Times bestselling author of Ariadne and Elektra in conversation about her electrifying new novel, Atalanta.
When a daughter is born to the King of Arcadia, she brings only disappointment. Left exposed on a mountainside, the defenceless infant is left to the mercy of a passing mother bear and raised alongside her cubs under the protective eye of the goddess Artemis. Swearing that she will prove her worth alongside the famed heroes of Greece, Atalanta leaves her forest to join Jason's band of Argonauts. But can she carve out her own place in the legends in a world made for men?
Discover how Jennifer Saint brought the formidable heroine to vivid life in her sweeping re-imagining of Greek myth.
About Jennifer Saint
Thanks to a lifelong fascination with Ancient Greek mythology, Jennifer Saint read Classical Studies at King's College, London. Since September 2022, she has been a Visiting Research Fellow in the Classics Department there. In between, she spent thirteen years as an English teacher, sharing a love of literature and creative writing with her students.
Ariadne is her first novel, Elektra is her second, and Atalanta is her latest mesmerising mythological retelling.
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