Arthur gets real

22nd December 2000 at 00:00
Is there room, alongside The Seeing Stone, by Kevin Crossley-Holland, for another book about Arthur? The answer is an emphatic yes.

Robert Leeson's Arthurian world in The Song of Arthur (Walker pound;9.99) is harsher and more pagan than the one normally portrayed. The economic, saga-like syle adheres to sources which predate Sir Thomas Malory's version. There is no Sir Galahad in this version - indeed, no chivalrous knights at all, just various warriors fighting the good fight. The result is a fascinating and convincing alternative perspective for Years 5 and 6.

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