random_alex (random_alex) wrote in historylit,

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Jim Henson's Storyteller

I don't know if this is entirely relevant, but I just watched Jim Henson's Storyteller series, doing the Greek Myths. (Hi, I'm new; I love historical fiction!) If you haven't seen this, it's very good. The myths are those of Perseus, Theseus, Orpheus and Daedalus. Michael Gambon as the storyteller is captivating, and something interesting is that most of the actors aren't beautiful - they're just ordinary (although Derek Jacobi as Daedalus was great). Anyway - a plug for a great series!

The other thing that I have recently read is David Gemmell's _Lion of Macedon_ - just the first one so far. It's an interesting take on Alexander, with a slight fantasy element that isn't too overt.
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