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Orion Children's Books, Feb 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 86 pages
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Vile and deadly, the monster Grendel rises from his dreggy pool in the night to seek out his victims and kill them in dreadful silence. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, sees no end to the bloodbath: too many of his brave warriors have been slaughtered.

Yet there is one man who remains unafraid, one man capable of standing up to the fury of the terrifying monster and his evil mother - Beowulf.

One of the world's great adventure stories, this tale was first told more than a thousand years ago. In Robert Nye's marvellous retelling, it is as spine-chilling as it was then.

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Review: Beowulf: A New Telling

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Review: Beowulf: A New Telling

User Review  - Michael E. - Goodreads

"In order to overcome evil, we have to admit to a little bit of it in ourselves" This is a re-telling of an OLD poem. Arguably one of the earliest examples (8th century?) of a fairy tale. In a world ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Robert Nye was born in London in 1939, grew up in Southend-on-Sea, and now lives in County Cork in Ireland. He is a distinguished poet and writer of historical novels, and regularly reviews fiction and poetry for national newspapers. His love and knowledge of myth, legend and folk tale was inspired from an early age by his mother's gift for storytelling.

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