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A curate's egg of a gazetteer

Derek Brewer and Ernest Frankl
Arthur’s Britain: the Land and the Legend
Guild Publishing 1986 (1985)

This illustrated gazetteer has an authoritative introductory essay by the late Derek Brewer, a distinguished academic and publisher who died in 2008. 419 more words


Crossword Setters' Pseudonyms

On this dull, humid, morning I trudged my circular route to Milford on Sea and back. As I approached a shiny blue motor car parked on the cliff top I instantly recognised it as a Morgan, a classic that I had only ever before seen in magazines. 364 more words

More Cover Issues and the Reveal for Misaligned: The Darkest Day

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog or just someone who’s accidentally popped in because your garbled search engine text landed you in the wrong place, you’re probably asking why another post about book covers?  685 more words


The Romance of Tristan and Iseult- Joseph Bédier

I’ve started my classics club challenge with one of my favorite things ever: Arthurian legends. I’ve read Mallory’s “le Morte d’Arthur” more times than I can count, and his version of the stories is the one I’m most familiar with. 231 more words

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Review: I, Morgana by Felicity Pulman

You know my name, but you don’t know my story …

After being schooled in magic by Merlin and promised a kingdom, Morgana is robbed of her birthright and betrayed by everyone she has ever trusted. 526 more words


Study Days: "Merveilleux, marges et marginalité dans la littérature et l’enluminure profanes en France et dans les régions septentrionales (XIIe-XVe siècles)" (Lille, October 2014 ; Rennes, November 2014)

Study Days:
Merveilleux, marges et marginalité dans la littérature et l’enluminure profanes en France et dans les régions septentrionales (XIIe-XVe siècles)
Lille, Université de Lille 3, 16 October 2014… 998 more words

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Feast Day of Saint Cadog

Today, 25th September, is the feast day of Saint Cadog Born 497,
Cadoc was the son of Gwynllyw, ruler of the Kingdom of Gwynllwg and Gwladys, daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog. 519 more words