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Thu, 29 Feb

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Keynsham

Circe

Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE. The international Number One bestseller from the author of The Song of Achilles, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Circe
Circe

Time & Location

29 Feb 2024, 19:30 – 21:00

Keynsham, 33 High St, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1DP, UK

About the event

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child - not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. 

But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long - and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything.  So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss - the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world.

About the author

Madeline Miller born July 24, 1978 is an American novelist, author of The Song of Achilles (2011) and Circe (2018). Born in Boston, Miller grew up in New York City and Philadelphia, attending Brown University to study Classics. Miller spent ten years writing The Song of Achilles while she worked as a teacher of Latin and Greek.

She started writing her first novel, The Song of Achilles, during the final year of her bachelors after co-directing a production of Troilus and Cressida. She has said that the scene in the play which shows Patroclus' death sparked her interest in telling his story and pushed her to start writing. Prior to this moment, she already had a deep interest in Greek mythology and classics. Her mother, a librarian, started reading her The Iliad at five years old and she started learning Latin at 11.

Circe was chosen as a book of the year by The Guardian, Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Express, Irish Times, Amazon, Audible, Buzzfeed, Washington Post to name a few. 

Tickets

  • Books & Bellini's | 29 Feb

    Sale ends: 29 Feb, 21:00

    Includes your entry and bellini 

    £10.00
    +£0.25 service fee

Total

£0.00

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