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At the Crossing-Places (2002) [Novel]
by Kevin Crossley-Holland Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Arthur de Caldicot
Part: 2

Summary :

Arthur de Caldicot arrives at Holt to be squire to Lord Stephen and accompany him on crusade. It is an exciting and bewildering time for him as he finds a warhorse, is fitted with armour, and improves his fighting skills. He dreads a confrontation with his blood father, the violent Sir William, and dreams of finding his true mother; he discovers girls - including the vivacious Winnie de Verdon whom he rescues from burning to death; he has to deal with the aftermath of a murder; he sees the sea for the first time, sails to France and finally takes the Cross. And meanwhile these events are reflected in his seeing stone, in stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Original title: At the Crossing-Places
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultHistorical FictionEuropeMiddle Ages
FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and LegendArthurian Legend

Edition #1: At the Crossing-Places

At the Crossing-Places (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "The second book in Crossley-Holland's ambitious Arthur just as compulsively readable as the first, a serious, meaty rummage around medieval life....Crossley-Holland's prose has a glorious matter-of-fact poetry and his medieval hero will be recognizable to any modern teenager as he makes the difficult journey from boyhood to manhood." The Guardian Children's Book Suppliment
  • "The colourful and complex trappings of medieval aristocratic life are rich background for a boy's search for the truth - about his parents, about the nature of love and, ultimately, about himself." Robert Dunbar
  • "The more the reader makes connections and ponders its resonances, the more this book has to offer. It can be read simply as an adventure, but thoughtful children will also relish its suggestiveness." The Sunday Times
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At the Crossing-Places (2002)

ISBN: 1842552007

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