Venue: St Peter's Church, Oundle PE8 4AL
Time: 7.30 - 8.30
Come and hear this eminent author talk about his latest exploits in his latest book Harry Mount’s Odyssey: Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus.
In Harry Mount’s Odyssey the author of the bestselling Amo Amas Amat and All That, Harry Mount found himself embarking on his own Odyssey, attempting to follow in the footsteps of ancient Greece’s greatest son, Odysseus. Harry visits Troy, still looming over the plain where Achilles dragged Hector’s body through the dust, and attempts to swim the Hellespont, in emulation of Lord Byron and the doomed Greek lover, Leander. Whether in Odysseus's kingdom on Ithaca, Homer's birthplace of Chios or the Minotaur’s lair on Crete, Mount brings the Odyssey - and ancient Greece - back to life.
‘This is the autobiography of a disastrous love affair, a vivid Mediterranean travelogue, an explanation of Homer and a cri de coeur – irresistible! I was gripped from beginning to end of this modern Odyssey.’
A. N. Wilson
“Mount is honey-tongued, and this journey is ... fantastically entertaining” – The Times
Harry Mount offers an insightful and charming meditation and shows why Ancient Greece was truly the greatest civilisation, so come along and enjoy the journey.
Harry Mount was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he obtained a double first in classics. He has written a number of books including Amo Amas Amat and All That (Profile), A Lust for Windowsills (Little Brown) and How England Made the English (Viking). He is a former correspondent on the Telegraph newspaper and now writes regularly for the Spectator, Telegraph and Daily Mail.
Tickets £8 (£6), £1 off early bird tickets bought before 3rd November, available from the Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle.
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