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I fished out Dion Fortune's "Glastonbury: Avalon of the Heart" to read alongside Powys's "A Glastonbury Romance", both having been written in the early 1930s, and found this #BookTrove I'd forgotten I'd tucked inside when we holidayed in Glastonbury in April 2004. I've also still got a bottle of water from the Chalice Well. ?

Bookwomble The cross is a lead replica of the one the monks unearthed in the abbey when they 'discovered' the graves of Arthur and Guinevere, bearing the inscription "Hic jacet sepultus inclitus rex Arturius in insula Avalonia" ("Here lies interred the famous King Arthur on the Isle of Avalon") I've happy memories of this holiday ? 5mo
Leftcoastzen Wow! I would love to visit! 5mo
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen I got a bit giddy when I laid on the grass full length next to the site of Arthur's grave! Fortune describes the landscape as it was in the '30s, so it was good to see the places I'd had to imagine when I first read it in the '80s. Glastonbury, Bath and Wells are a marvelous trio to visit if you ever get the chance 😊 5mo
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Leftcoastzen I hope to someday! 5mo
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen 🤞🏻😊 5mo
bibliothecarivs My family and I climbed the Tor during our trip to England in Oct 2016. It was windy and very beautiful. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to visit the abbey ruins - had to push on to Shrewsbury by nightfall. 5mo
Bookwomble @bibliothecarivs The view is fantastic from the top of the tor, isn't it! 5mo
bibliothecarivs It is! I didnt know there was a proper path so I just parked our car at the bottom and led my family (all seven of us) in a pretty steep hike up to the top. We came down in a National Trust-approved manner. Haha. Love your Glasto relics, by the way. 5mo
Bookwomble @bibliothecarivs Ooh, that must have strained the old calf muscles! 😄 I wanted to visit while the music festival wasn't on as, much as I love music, festival crowds are not my natural environment! The draw for me was the Tor, the Abbey and the Arthurian connection. I'd like to go again one day. 5mo
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