From library

A scholarly book on the story of Merlin as presented in literature from early mediaeval times onward.  This was reasonably accessible although it helped if you had an idea of the basics of the myth (I love, and was attracted by the discussion of, T.H. White’s "The Once and Future King").  It took us through various time periods and countries, up to the modern day, which is where it got a bit weird, comparing the death of David Kelly in the forest to a Merlin like scene. Not sure about that, but up to that point a very interesting, if niche-market, read.