Home » Bookshop » Adult » A Thing of Beauty : Travels in Mythical and Modern Greece

A Thing of Beauty : Travels in Mythical and Modern Greece



Paperback 304 pages, black and white illustrations
Oneworld Publications 07-Jul-22
Fiennes, Peter

Available to order - normally ready for collection or delivery within 48 hours.

Product total
Options total
Grand total
ISBN/SKU: 9780861544356 Categories/Genres: ,


A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE ANGLO-HELLENIC LEAGUE RUNCIMAN AWARD 2022’Peter Fiennes’s road trip around Greece [is] engagingly described’ Mary Beard, TLS’Fiennes is a brilliant and generous guide through Greece’ Observer’A wonderful… really profound meditation on what it means to hope… a gorgeous excursion into Greece and across the centuries on an environmental quest’ BBC Radio 4 Open Book Book of the Year choice by Anita RoyWhat do the Greek myths mean to us today?It’s now a golden age for these tales – they crop up in novels, films and popular culture. But what’s the modern relevance of Theseus, Hera and Pandora? Were these stories ever meant for children? And what’s to be seen now at the places where heroes fought and gods once quarrelled?Peter Fiennes travels to the sites of some of the most famous Greek myths, on the trail of hope, beauty and a new way of seeing what we have done to our world. Fiennes walks through landscapes – stunning and spoiled – on the trail of dancing activists and Arcadian shepherds, finds the ‘most beautiful beach in Greece’, consults the Oracle, and loses himself in the cities, remote villages and ruins of this storied land.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “A Thing of Beauty : Travels in Mythical and Modern Greece”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *