Renault was born in London, she attended Oxford, then trained for a nurse. After the war she settled in South Africa.
Renault was born in London, she attended Oxford, then trained for a nurse. After the war she settled in South Africa. See less
Mary Renault's Featured Books
Mary Renault book reviews
by apollo, Dec 27, 2015
There's some clever,thoughtful, and good writing in this book. Without those qualities the book would never have made its way or be remembered. But by today's standards, it's excessively detailed. ... Read More
The Mask of Apollo
Renault reminds us the Ancient Greeks were human
When I first read this book, more decades ago than I prefer to quantify, I was struck by how reality-based was her depiction of classic theatre architecture and equipment. To me, that was more ... Read More
The Last of the Wine
Time hasn't dulled its impact.
I read the book many times, until my copy fell apart. It was a pleasure to reread it after some 30 years. Read More