Author Talk, 6pm at Red Lion Books, includes Author Talk with Amy Jeffs, signed, hardback edition of ‘Wild’ and a welcome drink
From the author of Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain comes a book that will econnect, engross and indulge readers in wild landscapes and pause to reflect on our current position and relationship with nature. Amy Jeffs will be at Red Lion Books on 19th October. Early booking is advisable. £25 will include Author Talk, a signed, hardback copy of Wild and a welcome drink.
In Wild, Amy Jeffs journeys – on foot and through medieval texts – from landscapes of desolation to hope, offering the reader an insight into a world at once distant and profoundly close to home. The seven chapters, entitled Earth, Ocean, Forest, Beast, Fen, Catastrophe, Paradise, open with fiction and close with reflection. They blend reflections of travels through fen, forest and cave, with retelling of medieval texts that offer rich depictions of the natural world, from the Old English elegies, the Welsh Englynion, the Irish immrama – stories that largely represent figures whose voices are not generally heard in the corpus of medieval literature: women, outcasts, animals. Illustrated with original wood engravings, evoking an atmospheric world of whales, wolves, caves, cuckoos and reeds,
Dr Amy Jeffs is an art historian specialising in the Middle Ages as well as an artist.
Bookings can’t be made via the website on the day of the event and should be made via email@example.com
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