Merry Christmas from the World of Literature

King Arthur lay, at Camelot upon a Christmas-tide, with many a gallant lord and lovely lady, and all the noble brotherhood of the Round Table. There they held rich revels with gay talk and jest; one while they would ride forth to joust and tourney, and again back to the court to make carols; forContinue reading “Merry Christmas from the World of Literature”

Book Review: “Tristan & Iseult” by Rosemary Sutcliff

Title: Tristan & Iseult Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Pages: 150 Published: 1971 Spoiler-free Synopsis: In the days of King Arthur, Tristan defeats Ireland’s champion and gains the friendship of his uncle, King Marc of Cornwall, who entrusts him with a mission: to sail the seas in search of a flame-haired queen. But a troublesome fate descendsContinue reading “Book Review: “Tristan & Iseult” by Rosemary Sutcliff”

Book Review: “King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition” by Tyler Tichelaar

[N.B. A review copy of this book was sent to me by its author. In no way has this influenced the opinions I express here. You can find Tyler Tichelaar’s blog at CHILDREN OF ARTHUR.] Title: King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition Author: Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. Pages: 179 Publisher: Modern HistoryContinue reading “Book Review: “King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition” by Tyler Tichelaar”

Book Meme Day 25: A Character To Whom You Can Relate

I nearly gave up on this post. The difficulty of finding an answer for this meme topic distressed me. For a bibliophile to be faced with an inability to choose a single literary character he very much relates to is a troubling concept, for is that not one of the highest purposes of stories, toContinue reading “Book Meme Day 25: A Character To Whom You Can Relate”