Very interesting story. Switches back between the late 1700's and early 1800's with regards to the Lord and Lady Elgin's attempt in acquiring all of the ruins left in Greece. Throughout the story it flashes back to the years of the 30 day truce with Sparta with Pericles and his courtesan. Their unconventional lives, attempts at funding for the great Parthenon and it does a great job of interweaving the stories from Aspasia's life (Pericles' courtesan) and Lady Elgin and how some plights of women have not changed. Delves a lot into Greek mythology also.
4 stars out of 5