Finding Camlann: A Novel (Paperback)Sean Pidgeon (author)
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When the beguiling Julia Llewellyn, a linguist working on the Oxford English Dictionary, joins Donald on the trail of clues, their fervent enthusiasms, unusual gifts, and unfulfilled yearnings prove a combustible mix. Their impassioned search for truths buried deep in the past, amid the secret places and half-forgotten legends of the British countryside, must ultimately transform them-and all our understandings of the origins of Arthur.
An intellectual and emotional journey of myriad pleasures, Finding Camlann is at its heart a love story-not only of romantic love but also the love between parents and grown children; the intense feelings of professors and students; the love of language, place, and home; and the thrill of scholarly research and detective work. Throughout, Sean Pidgeon's lyrical prose brings together history, myth, and dream, sweeping the reader into the mysteries of the past and the pure delight of storytelling.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 25 mm
Edition: International Edition
"Beautifully written, intelligent, and ingenious, with an unusual lyricism and a wonderful feeling for the depth of time." -- Gillian Bradshaw, author of The Hawk of May
"Finding Camlann is a lovely book, simultaneously an emotional and a historical journey. It finds new things to say about the legend of King Arthur, and says them in a touching and compelling contemporary tale of love." -- Iain Pears, author of An Instance of the Fingerpost and The Dream of Scipio
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