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Mythology of the British Isles
Retells the legendary history of Britain by recounting stories and legends from the dark centuries of British prehistory to the 9th century AD - tales of giants and fairies, druids and saints, King Lear, King Arthur and Old King Cole, all interrelated and presented with fresh significance.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 1st 1992 by Methuen Publishing
(first published April 5th 1990)
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Take the format of Robert Graves' books of Greek mythology, apply to British mythology in a light, literate style and you have a potted description of this book. Ashe summarizes the legends on which Britain is built with succinct elegance and his insights into the probable meanings make fascinating reading. Recommended for anyone with even a casual interest in Arthurian legend.
Geoffrey Thomas Leslie Ashe is a British cultural historian, a writer of non-fiction books and novels.More about Geoffrey Ashe...