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Book Corner: Half Sick of Shadows by Richard Abbott

Today over at The Review, you can read my thoughts on Richard Abbott’s fantastic new historical fantasy novel, Half Sick of Shadows, a fabulous re-imagining of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s… 279 more words

English History

Archaeology Field Trip: Cadbury Castle and its ancient landscape with Dr Clare Randall

The walk will comprise a tour of Cadbury Castle hillfort, looking in particular at areas which demonstrate the development in the use of the hill from the Neolithic period, through the creation of the hillfort in the early and Middle Iron Age, Roman use as a barracks, important post-Roman refortification and construction of a hall, through to the early medieval period, when it became a burh and a mint. 230 more words

Archaeology

King Arthur (2004)

So, I am only going to say this once– Jerry Bruckheimer needs to stay far away from the Arthurian legend. Oh, God, I don’t know where to begin on this; all’s I will say is this: it is not historically accurate. 294 more words

Media Reviews

Myth illustrated with music: Purcell's King Arthur at the Aldeburgh Festival

English semi-opera is a strange beast: a story broken up and illustrated by music. Once you settle into it, the shuttling rhythm between music and story is surprisingly and undeniably charming, constantly provoking the imagination and beguiling the ear by turns.  194 more words

Snape Maltings

The Gunslinger, by Stephen King / *****

Introductory note: It’s been a little over a decade since the release of the last novels in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, and every bit as long since I’ve read them. 1,324 more words

Book Reviews

Own "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" on Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on August 8 or Own It Early on Digital on July 25!

 

“It’s almost hard not to have fun with this movie”
Perri Nemiroff, Collider

 

DON’T MESS WITH THE BORN KING WHEN

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD… 1,303 more words

News

Arthurian Time

Imagine Arthur pulling the sword from the stone. What season is it? Do you see snow? Does a crisp winter light play over the stone? 1,763 more words

Literature