Francis King

The Traitor’s Tale

My Name Was Judas


Harvill Secker 244pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

From the gnostic Gospel of Judas, published at least three hundred years after Judas’s death, to the American Taylor Caldwell’s bestselling I Judas in the Seventies, to this novel by the most versatile of present-day New Zealand writers, there have been numerous attempts to use Judas as the narrator of the tremendous story, part tragedy and part triumph, in which he played a major role.

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