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Stealing Athena by Karen Essex
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Stealing Athena

by Karen Essex

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Chronicles of the Marbles' amazing journey through the dynamic narratives of Mary Nisbet, wife of the Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to Constantinople, and Aspasia, the mistress of Perikles, the most powerful man in Athens during that city's Golden Age.

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Very boring. I love the idea of structuring a novel to highlight the parallels in the lives of two women separated by two thousand years, but Essex apparently does not have the skills to white such a novel. ( )
  bookishblond | Oct 24, 2018 |
I stopped worrying about historical accuracy or purple prose writing @ p.100 and gave myself over to the book which was just good, old-fashioned fun. Spoiler: Lord Elgin was a shit. ( )
  laurenbufferd | Nov 14, 2016 |
Now this book also promised an exciting historical adventure but lapsed so quickly into romance novel cliche that I had to put it down after only 5 pages. Drek. Sad. ( )
  alluvia | Apr 5, 2010 |
A fairly decent historical fiction, especially if you are interested in art. While I was not particularly impressed with the details or style, nor was the story itself overly memorable, it was a pleasant enough way to spend a few evenings before retiring. ( )
  amandacb | Mar 20, 2010 |
Loved this book that combines art with biography for a great historical fiction work. Excellent for women's rights. ( )
  debstanley | Aug 23, 2009 |
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