Posts Tagged ‘Clemence Housman’

The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis continues, as a single line of Malory is retconned into a brilliant and evocative Arthurian episode.

Chapter 5.


This chapter is fresh out of the oven.

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The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis continues, as he reaches a crisis point.

Chapter 4.


If you’ve been visiting the archive.org page for this book, this chapter has been up since the beginning of February. If not, this is new.


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The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis continues, with a chapter full of secrets and intrigue, love and hate, and all the Arthurian mood you could ask for.

One thing I like very much about this chapter is that, though the author clearly is interested in the psychological ideas of her day, she doesn’t beat you over the head with this. Rather, she finds reasonable ways to express her ideas in the language (and cast of mind) of a courtly tale of knights and ladies, and hermits and bandits. A lot of historical and fantasy writers could learn from her.

Chapter 3.


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The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis continues, as we learn more about the events which brought glory and shame upon Sir Aglovale’s name.

Chapter 2. Includes Notes at end.


Sorry that posting has been so spotty. I’ve been sick a lot lately.

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You don’t have to be a Malory geek to enjoy The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis.

But it helps. So at the back of the book, Housman provided quotes from Malory, so that people could reassure themselves that it all was really in there. I’m providing them, too. Ignore them or listen to them, whatever you prefer.

Chapter 1 Malory reference notes.


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“The Were-Wolf” ends, as Sweyn finds out just how much he didn’t know was going on.

Chapter 5.


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The Were-Wolf continues, as the brothers’ conflict comes to a head.

Part 4.


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“The Were-Wolf” continues, with more creepy Nordic winter and dark disagreements between brothers.

Part 3.


There’ll be at least one more week of this story.

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“The Were-Wolf” continues, as we finally meet the absent member of this Nordic household, and part of the mystery is revealed.

Part 2


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“The Were-Wolf” is a Norse historical fantasy story by Clemence Housman. (She was A.E. Housman’s sister, and did both professional writing and illustration.) I think you’ll enjoy it both as a slice of olden life and a dark fantasy.

Part 1


UPDATE: Broken link fixed. Augggggh! Sorry about that.

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