Christopher Shrimpton

No Sir Lancelot: A Good Deliverance, by Toby Clements, reviewed

Imprisoned in Newgate, Sir Thomas Malory spins wondrous tales of his ‘gentle acts of valour’ to the jailor’s son. And who cares whether they are true or not?

King Arthur at Camelot in a scene from Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur. [Getty Images]

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