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What's Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies
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Dec 12, 2010

it was amazing
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Read in December, 2010

Brilliant. One of the best books I have ever read. Together with 'The Rebel Angels' and 'The Lyre of Orpheus', this trilogy is a most impressive re-telling of the Arthurian myth. And that's only on one level. On another level it can be read as a contemporary drama, full of amazing characters and a plot that twists and turns its way to a wonderfully satisfactory conclusion.

The title is taken from an old English saying: what's bred in the bone will out in the flesh. Marvellous!
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