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Songs on Bronze by Nigel Spivey
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Mar 01, 2011

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Read from March 03 to 04, 2011

Once upon a time, long ago, far away, there lived a young boy, aged somewhere around seven years old. At his school he had completed all those 'learning to read type books' and so he was allowed to enter the school library and select for himself a proper book to read. After wandering around the shelves for a while he finally picked out a book to read. It was called Theseus and the Minotaur. That first book was a scary introduction to reading matter! Today, over fifty years later, that old boy has re-read that story.
Nigel Spivey's 'Songs of Bronze' is a collection of those wonderful Greek myths. The book begins and ends with Orpheus, but in between are tales of Herakles, Theseus, Perseus, Jason and the Argonauts, the War with Troy, Odysseus and Oedipus. All these stories are so very well written and set together by the author, yet retain their Bronze Age magic. Certainly not for little boys and girls.
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