About this book
Set in the 19th century, when the Bronze Age site of Troy was being excavated, this examines Ackroyd's favourites themes of fakes, forgeries and plagiarism. From the author of "The Clerkenwell Tales" and "The Lambs Of London". 'Ackroyd imports a Mrs Rochester theme to Turkey, and the denouement has the atmosphere of a thriller...' David Horspool, "Sunday Times"
Sophia Chrysanthis is initially dazzled when the celebrated German archaeologist, Herr Obermann, comes in search of a Greek bride who can read the works of Homer and assist in his excavations of the city he believes is Ancient Troy.