Book List in Order:18 titles

  • Winner of an MGM prize: A doctor finds love with a talented, handsome younger man--who happens to be her patient Hilary Mansell is a talented young doctor, but she is unlucky in love and still recovering from losing out on a keenly sought appointm...


  • Alexander the Great lies dying. Around his body gather the generals, the provincial satraps and the royal wives, already competing for power and land. Only Bagoas, the Persian boy who loved him, wants nothing. In the struggle for succession, it seems...


  • In her latest novel of ancient Greece, Mary Renault turns to the world of the poet-the bard who since the time of Homer had sung his verses from memory for the occasions of the court. This is the life of Simonides, who live in sixth-century Greece du...


  • An “intriguing and invaluable” biography of Alexander the Great by the novelist whose fiction redefined Ancient Greece (The New York Times). Acclaimed writer Mary Renault is widely known for her provocative historical novels of Alexander the Grea...


  • “It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”–The Atlantic MonthlyThe Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander’s life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas...


  • The story of young Alexander the Great. Alexander's beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other...


  • Set in fourth-century B.C. Greece, The Mask of Apollo is narrated by Nikeratos, a tragic actor who takes with him on all his travels a gold mask of Apollo, a relic of the theater's golden age, which is now past. At first his mascot, the mask graduall...



  • 'Mary Renault's portraits of the ancient world are fierce, complex and eloquent, infused at every turn with her life-long passion for the Classics. Her characters live vividly both in their own time, and in ours' MADELINE MILLER 'I never learned L...






  • In The Last of the Wine, two young Athenians, Alexias and Lysis, compete in the palaestra, journey to the Olympic games, fight in the wars against Sparta, and study under Socrates. As their relationship develops, Renault expertly conveys Greek cultur...



  • Two wary souls find a second chance at love while rock climbing in the English countryside in this novel from the New York Times–bestselling author.  On vacation in the North Devon countryside, Neil Langton looks back on the wreckage of his past. ...


  • An “extraordinarily moving” novel about a doctor trapped between his wife and his lover, by a New York Times–bestselling author (Boston Herald).  Doctor Kit Anderson is starting to see his marriage in a new light. Relations are strained with J...


  • Winner of an MGM prize: A doctor finds love with a talented, handsome younger man--who happens to be her patient Hilary Mansell is a talented young doctor, but she is unlucky in love and still recovering from losing out on a keenly sought appointm...





  • Mary Renault’s inventive debut novel: A love-triangle drama set against the backdrop of hospital life Working in a hospital in 1930s Britain, two colleagues fall into an emotionally charged relationship. Vivian and Mic work demanding jobs and mu...