Gorgeous. I loved every word of this account. Circe has been recommended to me by several friends, one who introduced me to the Greeks forty years ago. I borrowed it from the online library but did’t finish it in time, barely started it in fact. I recall Circe from the three translations of the Oddyssy I read in my 40s and 50s but didn’t pay her the attention I did Medea and Dido, and other Greek women and goddesses. I put the book on my Christmas list but while other gems showed up, she did not. After reading your review, I’m buying it for myself.
I found you this morning after you left a note on one of my articles. So glad I did. I’ll read everything you write.