It's an interesting idea, to pull together the literary strands of a place woven into the tapestry of Arthurian legend, and which is one of the few sites indisputably associated with that legend, even if an historical connection is almost certainly not provable.In its slim 43 pages this book makes a reasonable effort to deliver its promise, but inevitably can only be a sampler. Most disappointing is the relative lack of sources cited - although many are given, an equal, if not greater, number are not. As an overview of Caerleon in literature, that's a major deficit. It does have a short list of suggested reading at the back, so I suspect these books are the source material, but which bit comes from where isn't always clear.Nonetheless, it drew out the importance of Caerleon to the tradition and left me wanting to know more about Caerleon's Arthurian heritage, which, as this book states more than once, is very poorly represented on site, at least when I visited there in 1999. The town's museum was given over to the Roman occupation, which is admittedly impressive and the museum was a lovely one.