Bryony Lavery - Ariadne
Who is Ariadne?
She is an all-or-nothing kind of girl. She is a princess. She falls like a ton of bricks for Theseus. She betrays her family and her country for him. She thinks up a smart solution to him finding a way in and out of the labyrinth using a ball of string. Her brother is half-bull.
Why write about mythical characters in 2020?
The women and their stories in The Heroides have, variously, been my useful companions since I was introduced to them when I was eleven by Miss Yates, at Wheelwright Girl's Grammar School.
What else have you been working on during the summer?
With varying success...My tan. My garden. My temper. My deadlines. Some enticing collaborations. Some secret dream projects.