The author of the bestselling Leonardo's Swans traverses the centuries into the hearts of two extraordinary women to reveal the passions, ambitions, and controversies surrounding the Elgin Marbles.
About the Author
KAREN ESSEX is the author of "Kleopatra," "Pharaoh," and the international bestseller "Leonardo's Swans, "which won Italy's prestigious 2007""Premio""Roma for foreign fiction." "An award-winning journalist and a screenwriter, she lives in Los Angeles, California.
“Historical fiction at its finest." —St. Petersburg Times
"A great adventure story. . . . Essex delves deeply into the lives and times of her characters in settings as diverse as ancient Greece and 18th-century Constantinople, France and Great Britain, and her women characters are spirited and memorable.” —The Times-Picayune
"Stealing Athenaexpounds on the weight of the past, the power of art, and the strength of women who exercised free will even when they had the fewest rights…. Uniquely relevant." —Los Angeles Times