About the Author:
Count Nikolai Tolstoy is the author of several books on Celtic mythology, including bestseller 'The Quest for Merlin' (Hamish Hamilton, 1985; Little, Brown, 1986). A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin in Modern History & Political Theory, he also pursued a course in Celtic languages & culture. His book, 'The Oldest British Prose Literature', was Wales Book of the Year runner-up 2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Associate Member of St Anthony's College, Oxford.