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A splendid retelling of the greatest legend of all time, by Geraldine McCaughrean, winner of the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the Guardian Prize.
"Who pulls the sword from out this anvil is the true and rightful King of England." In this skillful retelling of King Arthur and the Round Table, multi-award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean weaves a dramatic and
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published April 27th 1987)
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The only book, that I have read so far, that I have read for, I think, 5 times already... and now I'm planning to read it again!
SarahC
Another beautiful young adult Arthurian novel with great language and emotion. This is comparable to Rosemary's Sutclif's young adult Arthur stories. The basic legends are retold here with many of the favorite characters. Morgan and Mordred are the king's chief enemies in this version. The less-told tale of Balin and Balan is here also. Most lovers of the legend might enjoy it, and, with only 153 pages, it makes a nice weekend read.

I look forward to reading the author's many other works.
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Geraldine McCaughrean was born in 1951 and brought up in North London. She studied at Christ Church College of Education, Canterbury and worked in a London publishing house for 10 years before becoming a full-time writer in 1988. She has written over 120 books, 50 short plays for schools, and a radio play.

Her adult novels include Fires’ Astonishment (1990) and The Ideal Wife (1997), but she is bes
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