18 October, 2006

A small chain of books

Reading Margery Fisher's Intent upon reading, her study of mid-20th century children's literature, reminded me how good Rosemary Sutcliff is, so I read The lantern bearers, her story about Ambrosius (Arthur's uncle) and the end of Roman Britain. Reading that made me want more good historical fiction so I got Bernard Cornwell's novels about Alfred the Great out of the library, The pale horseman and Lords of the north. Fantastic meaty stuff. [57] [58] [59]

Incidentally, here's a fascinating
collection of interviews with authors who have used Arthurian themes in their work.

1 comment:

weierstrass said...

wow, you've actually read over a book a week for the year already.. well done.