Birminghams own Natalie Haynes, writer, broadcaster and comedian, takes on Oedipus in her second novel, The Children of Jocasta. A new telling of an ancient story, with women to the fore, The Observer finds her work vivid and affecting.
To introduce the book Natalie will present a humorous history of Ancient Greece which she is calling Honour Among Thebes. We love it already.
When you have grown up as I have, there is no security in not knowing things, in avoiding the ugliest truths because they cant be faced.