Gods Behaving Badly
Being immortal isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Life’s hard for a Greek god in the twenty-first century: nobody believes in you any more, even your own family doesn’t respect you, and you’re stuck in a dilapidated hovel in North London with too many siblings and not enough hot water. But for Artemis (goddess of hunting, professional dog walker), Aphrodite (goddess of beauty, telephone sex operator) and Apollo (god of the sun, TV psychic) there’s no way out… until a meek cleaner and her would-be boyfriend come into their lives and turn the world upside down.
Gods Behaving Badly is that rare thing, a charming, funny, utterly original novel that satisfies the head and the heart.
From the Hardcover edition.
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One morning, when Artemis was out walking the dogs, she saw a tree where no tree should be.
The tree was standing alone in a sheltered part of the slope. To the untrained eye, the casual passer-by, it probably just looked like a normal tree. But Artemis’s eye was far from untrained, and she ran...
1. All the gods have modern jobs or hobbies. Are the choices right for the characters? Would you have chosen other jobs? (See the list of the main characters below as a helpful reminder)
Aphrodite - God of Beauty - Telephone Sex Operator
Apollo - God of the Sun - TV Psychic – Apollo’s Oracle...