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The Table of Less Valued Knights Know that there were three tables there The first was the Round Table, with King Arthur as companion and lord The second, the Table of Errant Companions, were those who went seeking adventure and waited to become companions of the Round Table Those of the third table never left court and did not go on quests or in search of adventures, either because of illness or because they lacked courage These knights were called the Less Valued Knights Sir Humphrey du Val of the Table of Less Valued Knights Camelot s least prestigious table, boringly rectangular in shape and with one leg shorter than the other so that it always has to be propped up with a folded napkin to stop it from rocking has been banned by King Arthur from going on quests, and hasn t left the castle in fifteen years He s tempted out of his imposed retirement by Elaine, who is looking for her kidnapped fianc She appears to be the classic damsel in distress, but turns out to have a big secret to hideAcross the border in Puddock, the new young queen, Martha, is appalled to be married off against her will to the odious Prince Edwin of Tuft She disguises herself as a boy and runs away, but doesn t get very far before the Locum of the Lake standing in for the full time Lady intercepts her with some startling news Martha s brother, the true heir to the throne of Puddock, is not dead as she has always thought, and Martha must go on her own quest to find himThe two quests collide, entangling Humphrey, Elaine and Martha s lives, and introducing a host of Arthurian misfits, including a twelve year old crone, a magic sword with a mind of her own, a freakishly short giant, and not one but three men in iron masksWith Gods Behaving Badly Marie Phillips showed that she has a rare gift for comedy, taking familiar characters from legend and giving them an ingenious contemporary twist In The Table of Less Valued Knights it s Thomas Malory s turn, and I m afraid you ll never read him in quite the same way again I got this book because I loved the cover and it turned out to be the perfect read for this week A fun read that makes you grin as you follow along this Pythonish Camelot quest I hope she comes out with a sequel. Fantastic, Funny, and Unforgettable I highly recommend this comedic tale to fans of Monty Python and The Princess Bride. I wasn t sure how I d feel about this one when I requested it On the one hand, I love Arthuriana and I have enjoyed several loose interpretations of it, even humorous light hearted ones On the other hand, I m not very good at humour myself, and can be a bit snooty about anything that messes too much with my views on Arthuriana.It turns out, I really enjoyed it, and read it in pretty much one go I love that while there is humour, it s pretty gentle it doesn t single out any character as a lau I wasn t sure how I d feel about this one when I requested it On the one hand, I love Arthuriana and I have enjoyed several loose interpretations of it, even humorous light hearted ones On the other hand, I m not very good at humour myself, and can be a bit snooty about anything that messes too much with my views on Arthuriana.It turns out, I really enjoyed it, and read it in pretty much one go I love that while there is humour, it s pretty gentle it doesn t single out any character as a laughing stock, and the characters aren t there just to be laughed at They re still people, with goals of their own, and they re likeable people at that I somewhat feared Sir Humphrey would just be a laughable oaf, but he turns out to be a good guy even if he doesn t subscribe to the kind of honour culture the Round Table stands for.It is all very modern and anachronistic there s customs officials between the kingdoms, for example, for the sake of absurdity There s also pretty liberal views on LGBT people, including a knight who prefers to be called Gwendoline, and a gay relationship driving part of the plot.All in all, it s fun, and I m really glad I read it The tone is maybe reminiscent of Gerald Morris, albeit for adults, but otherwise it s quite a fresh take on the idea of Camelot Cute, ultra fluffy homage to Monty Python s Arthurian knights, with an emphasis on inclusion that shouldn t work but largely does Alas, no killer rabbits Because I guess it s still progress if the author manages to exchange an older set of stereotypes for a newer set Here, ethnic minorities and gay characters emerge as uniformly saintly Ya wanna grab the author and say People Write everyone as people already Cute, ultra fluffy homage to Monty Python s Arthurian knights, with an emphasis on inclusion that shouldn t work but largely does Alas, no killer rabbits Because I guess it s still progress if the author manages to exchange an older set of stereotypes for a newer set Here, ethnic minorities and gay characters emerge as uniformly saintly Ya wanna grab the author and say People Write everyone as people already

  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Table of Less Valued Knights
  • Marie Phillips
  • English
  • 02 February 2019
  • 0307359948

About the Author: Marie Phillips

My novels are Gods Behaving Badly , The Table of Less Valued Knights and Oh, I Do Like TO Be I also co wrote the BBC Radio 4 series and book Warhorses of Letters , the BBC Radio 4 series Some Hay in a Manger , and was one of the contributors to the collection of spoof erotic essays, Fifty Shelves of Grey as Vanessa Parody My most recent book is a choose your own adventure called Create Your Own Midlife Crisis There s another author with the same name as me who writes books about cats She isn t me, although I do like cats.


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