Ancient Greek history and politics fascinated Naomi Mitchison, and in particular the long antagonism or rivalry of Athens and Sparta. In this, her second novel, she investigates the two city states through Alxenor, a young man from the tiny island of Poieessa, which changes hands as the balance of power changes. He does not choose his loyalty in a theoretical way, but as he experiences rough treatment from both. By Alxenor's day, Athens had declined from the golden age of Perikles, and the city was prone to bully smaller ...

Cloud Cuckoo Land 2011, Kennedy & Boyd

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Cloud Cuckoo Land 2006, Pomona Press, Alcester

ISBN-13: 9781406794885

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Cloud Cuckoo Land 1967, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, London

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