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Mark Adderley was born in the railway town of Crewe, England. Like many of his contemporaries, he grew up devouring the novels of C. S. Lewis and, later, Ian Fleming and J. R. R. Tolkien. It wasn’t until he was studying at Cartrefle College in Wales, however, that he discovered the passion for the Arthurian legend that has now lasted almost a quarter of a century.

During his studies in Wales, Mark also met an American woman, Adrianne, whom he married. Moving to America, he got, in not very rapid succession, four children and a PhD in medieval literature from the University of South Florida. He has lived in Florida, Georgia, Montana, and Missouri, and now teaches humanities and writing at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming. He has be...more


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Published on September 04, 2009 13:56 • 179 views • Tags: arthurian, hawk, legend, merlin, wolf
Average rating: 4.40 · 42 ratings · 11 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
The Hawk and the Wolf
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The Hawk and the Huntress
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The Hawk and the Cup
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McCracken and the Lost Island
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One of the criticisms I've read of this book is that it hammers you over the head with a single interpretation, the Joseph Campbell approach. While that's certainly true, I think it's still usable as a classroom text (which is why I'm reading it). I'...more
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I don't normally like re-tellings of mythology. I'd rather read the original sources, wherever possible. This is the exception to that rule--Crossley-Holland makes the myths accessible with a beautiful style that invites the reader to walk with the c...more
"Field's edition is the best, of course, but it's also prohibitively expensive for an ordinary reader like me. If you want the Middle English text, I'd...more "
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Mark Adderley Some of you might be interested to read an excerpt from my latest (as yet, unpublished) novel, The Spoils of Annwn. It is featured on the Tuscany Press blog, and is being considered for the Tuscany Prize:
http://www.tuscanypress.com/the-spoil...


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Mark Adderley Bradley wrote: "I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Thank you--it's pretty good so far. I'm trying to get used to this Goodreads thing. It seems to be very valuable for marketing books. How are things going with your book?


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Mark Adderley Thank you--looks like fun!


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Jon Congratulations on becoming a GoodReads author! And welcome to GoodReads!


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