KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE
by Roger Lancelyn Green, Penguin/ RandomHouse.
This book was written for children in the 1950s, and was one of a series of retellings of famous legends from history masterfully simplified for younger audiences by Green, who was fittingly a contemporary of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien. This might be the first book of any significant length I ever managed to finish. It weaves together the bulk of the legends from Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur into a single, cogent, narrative. Tales of chivalric bravery and Christian suffering for young and old!