The Children of Jocasta

Natalie Haynes

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A stunning reimagining of the Oedipus and Antigone stories told from the perspectives of the women the myths overlooked.

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Glorious, gripping and brutal . . . I loved it

Victoria Derbyshire

New life is breathed into a powerful ancient story through Natalie Haynes's clever and vivid story telling.

Martha Kearney

Nearly every page of Natalie Haynes's The Children of Jocasta could stand alone as poetry. This is a visceral, engrossing, and meticulously-crafted reimagining of two of the most important stories of all time. A truly remarkable feat

Dr Amanda Foreman