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Old 26th Oct 2005, 12:03   #1
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Well, the first three of Canongate's ambitions Myths series is out featuring modern retellings of authors' favourite myths.
Or, you can save cash and get the highly collectable box set for £24 (actual price: £40) (Buy this from Amazon)

They reckon this series is going to keep going and going and that the 100th book in the series will be published in 2038. Do you think they'll still be bothered in 2038? Will they, by that time, just be digging out obscure Cornish myths for something new or will more cover the same myths from their unique angle?

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Myth-inks one can have too much of a good thing, don't you?
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Yes when I saw the thing on their website about publishing the 100th title in 2038, I wasn't sure whether they were being serious or not... Anyway I saw the Atwood in Waterstone's but not the Winterson, which of course I'll be getting as soon as I see it. The history of myths one might be interesting too. They (judging from the Atwood) are nicely produced, with colour pages throughout (ie the text in black but the header and chapter titles etc in red).
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Atwood was on Start the Week with Mr Marr, sounded a very interesting project. I will invest...
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There was a so-so article/interview with Atwood in the Indy. I think I'd like to read the Karen Armstrong first though.
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Me too - though I now have my copy of Winterson's Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles from Amazon: slimmer than the Atwood at 150 pages, and very wide type (about 20 lines per page).
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Got the Atwood for my birthday, too much else to read first though - I should really update my reading list too!
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Got through the Winterson in about an hour last night - there's not much to it. Will post something proper when I am at home with the book to hand, either here or on the Winterson thread.
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For anyone interested in buying them, the Canongate website (here) is offering them on a 3 for 2 basis until 6th January, 2006.
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bother, having bought the Penelopiad already, the two will be no cheaper.
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