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The Swan Maiden, Jules Watson

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Location: Nottingham UK

Post by EC2 » Sat May 2nd, 2009, 7:43 pm

Looking forward to reading it. I have several forum members on my TBR! Just a case of getting round to it. :o
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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Post by annis » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 2:57 am

Just thought it worth noting that Jules has all sorts of interesting stuff on her website, including links to sites about Celtic myths and legends if anyone's looking for the original stories:

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Post by annis » Mon July 13th, 2009, 3:48 am

I read this book a little while ago and just have to add my compliments to the author. What a beautiful story; mystical, luminous and romantic, in the original sense of the medieval lay as well as the usual one, though in this case with a heroine as the central figure. I loved it, and I'm not ashamed to say that I had my box of tissues to hand, especially at the end.

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