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Book Review: Arthur Trilogy #1: The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone by  Kevin Crossley Holland

Rating: 3 stars

Blurb: The year is 1199, the place the Welsh Marches. Young Arthur de Caldicot practices his tilting and archery, learns to be a dutiful page to his father, and waits impatiently to grow up and become a knight. 306 more words


Recent Reads: The Death of King Arthur by Peter Ackroyd

The Death of King Arthur by Peter Ackroyd
(Penguin Books, 2010, 316 pgs)

Thomas Mallory’s reworking of the ancient Arthurian legends, Le Morte d’Arthur (published 1485) is here given a ‘modern’ 2010 reworking by Peter Ackroyd (author of  749 more words

Some Vintage Flea Market Finds

  1. Guys being dudes in 1922, getting tired and gq uitting school like all other boys your age and wondering what old santy brought your Dearest. Friend.
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Bragiteilen's Not-So-Private Journal

The Hollow Hills tells Arthur's tale

The Hollow Hills is Mary Stewart’s follow-up to her bestseller The Crystal Cave.

Stewart picks up where that story ended, giving just enough background that people who didn’t read the earlier work aren’t lost but dedicated Stewart readers aren’t bored. 197 more words

Mary Stewart

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 2000s Mass Market Paperback

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is a fourteenth century Middle English poem written by an unknown author, credited as the “Pearl Poet.” Sir Gawain is, of course, one of the most famous knights of King Arthur’s Round Table. 531 more words

Thoughts (Tolkien)

Merlin and The Sword

Originally filmed in 1982, Arthur the King wasn’t able to secure a network-TV berth until April 26, 1985. Malcolm McDowell plays good King Arthur, whose dream of Camelot is endangered by the evil Morgan Le Fay, played by Candice Bergen in her TV-movie debut. 92 more words


The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

A conversation with my Dad recently reminded me that Kazuo Ishiguro is hard to pin down into one genre: everything I have read by him has been vastly different and, as such, my responses have been vastly different. 653 more words

Contemporary Fiction