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The Book of Celtic Verse by John Matthews

Join author John Matthews for this in-store event, where he will present his latest book: "The Book of Celtic Verse: A Treasury of Poetry, Dreams & Visions: A Treasury of Poetry, Dreams and Visions".

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The Book of Celtic Verse by John Matthews

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03 Mar, 17:30 – 18:30 GMT

London, 19-21 Cecil Ct, London WC2N 4EZ, UK

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Join  author John Matthews for this in-store event, where he will present his  latest book: "The Book of Celtic Verse: A Treasury of Poetry, Dreams  & Visions: A Treasury of Poetry, Dreams and Visions".

The Celts have always loved words.  They called their earliest bards 'Carpenters of Song' and ' People of  Skill', and established a tradition which began with the intricate  magical poems of Taliesin in the 6th century AD, continued in the rich  Medieval works of Dafydd ap Gwilym and Rhys Goch, and in the 19th  century work by Gerald Manley Hopkins, and can be found in the of 20th  century work of writers such as R.J. Stewart, Robin Williamson and  Catherine Fisher as well as a legion of other Celtic song-smiths, who  have carried the torch of verse-craft and vision into our own time.

John Matthews has chosen the finest  works by these writers, and has translated many of the oldest for this  volume. His selection reflects aspects of the Celtic tradition which are  unique to these people: a love of nature, of history, and of the rich  heritage of myth, legend, magic and spirituality which is among the  finest in the world.

John Matthews has written over eighty  books on the Arthurian Legends, the history of Britain and Grail  Studies, as well as numerous short stories, children's books and a  volume of poetry. He was the historical advisor to the Antoine Fuqua movie 'King Arthur' and has made appearance on both the History and Discovery Channel specials on Arthur and the Holy Grail.

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