By Alistair Forrest
Published: July 22, 2010.
His mother is reviled as a whore, his half-brothers detest him and his employer wants to mess with him. Thus begins the story of David and Goliath as it might have been before the religious scribes got their hands on it. A tale of betrayal, love and impossible odds, not least when young David is pitched into an arena to fight a terrifying bull-headed colossus.