Finding Camlann by Sean Pidgeon
A Novel

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At the start of the story, dreary Donald’s editor isn’t convinced he’s able to clear up the Arthurian confusion in a compelling way. By the end of it, I’m not convinced it was even worth turning to the second page.
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A compelling argument about the origins of King Arthur wrapped in a brilliant novel.


Set against a rich historical landscape evoked by the secret places and half-forgotten legends of the British countryside, Finding Camlann is both a "fascinating mystery that will engage readers attracted by history, myth and language" (Washington Independent Review of Books) and a "beautifully written, intelligent, and ingenious" (Gillian Bradshaw) novel of how stories shape our notions of the past—and of ourselves.

Archaeologist Donald Gladstone is sure that there never was a "real" King Arthur—that is, until a surprising find at Stonehenge seems to offer hard evidence of Arthur's existence. Teaming up with Julia Llewellyn, a gifted linguist working at the Oxford English Dictionary, Donald sets off on a literary and mythological quest that will change both of their lives. Gloriously many-layered, Finding Camlann is a deeply satisfying love story, a gripping detective story, and a narrative journey of myriad pleasures.

 

About Sean Pidgeon

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Sean Pidgeon is a reference publisher at John Wiley & Sons. Born and raised in the UK, he now lives in New Jersey with his American wife and children.
 
Published January 7, 2013 by W. W. Norton & Company. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Romance, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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NY Journal of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Stevie Godson on Jan 07 2013

At the start of the story, dreary Donald’s editor isn’t convinced he’s able to clear up the Arthurian confusion in a compelling way. By the end of it, I’m not convinced it was even worth turning to the second page.

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