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A Glastonbury Reader: Selections from the Myths, Legends and Stories of Ancient Avalon Hardcover – 13 Jun 1991


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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Aquarian Press; 1st edition edition (13 Jun. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0850309999
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850309997
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2.8 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,462,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hi. I'm John Matthews. I've written nearly a 100 books over the last 30 years or so. Books about many things. Pirates, King Arthur and the Grail Quest, Faeries, Robin Hood,and many more. I love folklore, history and film and I recently began writing for movies and TV, creating documentaries, TV scripts and motion pictures. I write in collaboration with many of my dearest friends, including Wil Kinghan, Ari Berk,and David Franzoni, and with some of the finest artists in the world, including Brian Froud, Charles Vess and Alan Lee. I have also written many books with my partner Caitlin Matthews, with whom I sometimes think I share a brain, and who knows what I'm thinking before I think it. I'm also beginning to collaborate with our son, the actor Emrys Matthews, with whom we wrote the wonderful Teen Oracle. I recently began to write books for younger readers, including graphic novels and the fabulous StoryWorld series. Writing so many books has always been hard work and it continues to be so, but I love the act of creation and cannot imagine ever doing anything else. I'm greatful to all the countless people who have read my books, especially those who made my book on Pirates a New York Times best seller in 2006. There are many more books to come, so I hope you'll keep reading, and keep pestering your booksellers to stock them!

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Traditions dating back as far back as human memory associate the market town of Glastonbury with the magical realm of King Arthur and Joseph of Arimathea, who is rumoured to have brought his young "nephew" Jesus and the Holy Grail to Glastonbury. The author brings together writings which reflect aspects of the Glastonbury legends, including excerpts from texts by Frederick Bligh Bond, William Blake, Dion Fortune, Katherine Maltwood and Ross Nichols, as well as stories and poems. The editor has also edited "An Arthurian Reader" and "A Celtic Reader".

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If you want a good book about the town of Glastonbury not the money making festival then get this lovely intelligently written book. It looks at Glastnbury from different viewpoints taking in history & the mystical. Very informative.
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Knowledge is priceless 2 April 2014
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Lots of history between the pages of this book, older books sometimes bring interesting nuggets of information. I purchased this book wanting to know more of this particular areas history and myths. I got that and more. Better than a guidebook when is comes to knowing my own particular tastes and personal interests.
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