Bought this because I found The Tain unbelievably tedious. I've got an English degree and love e.g. Beowulf, Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman etc, but The Tain left me cold. This was also the unanimous view of my book group. This does a good job of turning The Tain into something one might begin to appreciate as literature on its own merits. It is certainly not just for teenagers.