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The Hero by Lee Child

The Hero

Lee Child

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Category: History, Non-fiction
Imprint: TLS Books
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 28 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9780008355784

WHAT MAKES A HERO? WHO BETTER TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAN LEE CHILD... `It's Lee Child. Why would you not read it?' Karin Slaughter `I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn the page' The Times

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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
12 Jul 2019

"a short, sharp and compelling exploration of the roots of human storytelling, the purpose of fiction, and the genesis of the fictional hero"

As a recent convert to the novels of Lee Child, it's a particular pleasure to highlight this, his first work of non-fiction: a short, sharp and compelling exploration of the roots of human storytelling, the purpose of fiction, and the genesis of the fictional hero, from Achilles and Hector to Robin Hood and James Bond. It's also the first in a series of books from new HarperCollins imprint TLS Books, through which the literary magazine hopes to bring its quality of writing to a wider public. Future additions to the series will include an essay from Virginia Woolf on reading and re-reading.

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