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Emily Hauser is an award-winning classicist and the author of the acclaimed Golden Apple trilogy retelling the stories of the women of Greek myth: For the Most Beautiful, For the Winner and For the Immortal.

Featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour and The Guardian alongside Colm Tóibín and Natalie Haynes, she is a Lecturer in Classics at the University of Exeter and has won multiple awards including the University of Cambridge Chancellor's Medal. She lives in Devon with her husband Oliver.

Emily is an author, classicist and academic with a Ph.D. in Classics from Yale University, and is a lecturer in Classics at the University of Exeter. She studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (BA Hons in Classics, 2009; MA Hons 2012), and at Harvard University as a Fulbright Scholar from 2010-2011. Emily received a double first with distinction at Cambridge and has received numerous awards, including the Battie Scholarship, Hallam Prize and Chancellor's Medal for Classical Proficiency at Cambridge, and the Alice Derby Lang Prize at Yale. Her research focuses on women in antiquity, gender studies, Greek and Latin poetry, and the theory and practice of classical reception, particularly in contemporary fiction. Her first book, a fictional reworking of the Iliad, is published by Transworld (Penguin Random House) and is available now on Amazon and in bookstores; her third novel, For the Immortal, has just been released in the UK.

To find out more about Emily's academic background and current research interests, click here.

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1250 B.C.

The must-read historical novel for anyone caught up in the epic new BBC/Netflix series 'Troy: Fall of a City' . . . 

Three thousand years ago a war took place that gave birth to legends - to Achilles, the greatest of the Greeks, and Hector, prince of Troy. It was a war that shook the very foundations of the world. But what if there was more to this epic conflict? What if there was another, hidden tale of the Trojan War?

Now is the time for the women of Troy to tell their story . . .

1260 B.C.

Some 3,000 years ago, in a time before history, the warriors of Greece journeyed to the ends of the earth in the greatest expedition the world had ever seen.

One woman fought alongside them.

Abandoned at birth on the slopes of Mount Pelion, Atalanta wins a place on the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts in search of the legendary Golden Fleece. And it is here, in the company of men who will go down in history as heroes, that Atalanta must battle against the odds – and the will of the gods – to take control of her destiny and change her life forever.

1265 B.C.

Thousands of years ago, in an ancient world where the gods control all and heroes fight to have their names remembered down the ages, two extraordinary women become entangled in one of the greatest heroic tales of all time. . .

. . . and must face how much they are willing to risk for immortality. 

As battle lines are drawn between the Greeks and the Amazons, two women soon learn the inevitable truth – in war, sacrifices must be made; especially if they are to protect the ones they love most . . .