The Quest for Helen
By John Mole
Published: December 21, 2011.
A comedy, a history, a traveller's tale of love and adventure...join young Lord Exford on his journey to the Greece of heroines and philosophers, pashas and janissaries.
1788. The rakish Exford, a prudish tutor and a truculent artist are shipwrecked on a Greek island, where they meet Amelia, an English feminist and explorer. Swept up in passion and delusion they confront the Turkish pashas.