We hope you’ll have a little time over the Easter break to settle down with our April book club choice, Madeline Miller’s Circe. Much like her award-winning first novel, The Song of Achilles, the book is a feminist retelling of a Greek myth, this time Homer’s Odyssey. Something of an outcast within her family, Circe turns to mortals for company before being banished by Zeus to the remote island of Aiaia when she discovers a power forbidden by the gods: witchcraft. As an independent and isolated woman Circe draws the wrath of men and gods alike – to protect what she holds dear she must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
A Sunday Times Bestseller, a New York Times Bestseller and Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019, we have three copies of Madeline Miller’s Circe to give away as part of our April Book Club. Please do read along with us and add your comments to our review when the Book Club reconvenes on 2 May.