Have you read Mary Renault’s Alexander trilogy? Would you like to? One of the the members of this blog’s Alexander the Great page on Facebook has set up a Mary Renault Reading Group page.
The aim will be to read the trilogy and then Renault’s biography The Nature of Alexander.
I have never read Renault’s books before – actually, that’s not quite true; I started one of them a few months ago but got distracted and never went back to it. Being part of a reading group, therefore, will be great motivation to open the books up again.
The Mary Renault Reading Group is for anyone who loves Alexander. It doesn’t matter whether you know a lot or little about him, or whether you have read Renault’s books before, or never even knew they existed. Sharing, learning and – most of all – enjoying are what the group will be about.
- The picture of Renault’s trilogy comes from their publisher – Virago Books
- The photograph of Renault herself is from Wikipedia