On the Bright Road by Paddy Figgis

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Clever, urgent and uncompromisingly individual.?The Observer

Convinced that he is dying, Cathal Kerr retreats into his lonely cottage, preoccupied with the workings of his own mind and spirit. Meanwhile, in the wood above Cathal's desolate home, in a time overlapping the present, a sixth-century woodsman, the Tracker, watches the movement of beast and man.

The road running nearby follows the old Roman highway, transformed by legend into The Bright Road. What happens when Cathal's world comes into contact with an age long gone? Who will survive when men and armies clash on the Bright Road? Could this be the end of one man's universe ... or the beginning of another's? On The Bright Road follows the dark transmigration of a soul into the bleak, shifting landscapes of Celtic Wales.

"A writer of real power."?The Sunday Times

Paddy Figgis lives in Powys, Wales. She is the author of three novels, including Ribstone Pippins, which were published by Marion Boyars under the name Helen Wykham. Her novel, The Fourth Mode, appeared under the name N. P. Figgis. She has also produced a large number of articles and monographs relating to Welsh archaeology.
 

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Published July 1, 2000 by Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd. 250 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A fusing of modern narrative and 6th-century Welsh myth, Figgis's (The Fourth Mode) new novel is a psychological reading of medieval armies clashing in the millennial mind. Cathal Kerr, a 20th-century

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Kerr's home is situated along the Bright Road, running north-south in western Wales, where, according to Arthurian legend, pitched battles were frequently fought during the Dark Ages.

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