Return of the Raven
Subtitle A Badbury Tale
By Philip Elston
Published by MPress Books Ltd.
What if King Arthur were to awaken and slip silently into twenty-first century Britain, concerned still for good to conquer evil â€“ would you believe it? Most great leaps forward in our history take place when people ask the â€œWhat if?â€ question and find the answer. King Arthur, wakened by a potholer retrieved Excalibur, gathered his knights and then roused Britain from gloom and recession. Once more chivalry was set above self-interest as people rallied to a cause greater than themselves. Refusing to be divided by class or colour, they search for the Holy Grail. Return of the Raven is part of Philip Elstonâ€™s â€œBadbury Taleâ€ series.
After ten years in the Royal Navy, Philip Elston read theology at Kingâ€™s College London, where he also nurtured a keen interest in medieval history. Post ordination, he taught at secondary school level in Malawi and Surrey and later at a further education college in Leeds. His published work covers Central African and Commonwealth Studies, English Social History and a practical approach to personal issues with young people in mind. He has five grown-up children and lives with his wife near Salisbury in Wiltshire.