The White Trail, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Poetry Wales Press
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  • Category: Myth & legend told as fiction
  • ISBN: 9781854115515



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I really liked this one. I'm deeply familiar with 'Culhwch and Olwen', since it's one of my dissertation books, but Fflur Dafydd takes quite a clever direction with this, focusing it not on Culhwch or Arthur, but on Cilydd, Culhwch's father. I liked this direction -- it gave Dafydd space to invent, rather than have to stick too close to the legend or be compared to it in too much detail, while at the same time making little references back to the original: the cutting of Culhwch's hair, for example.<br/><br/>For such a short book, this one really absorbed me. Possibly my favourite of the Seren Mabinogion retellings so far.

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