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A journey through the stories of early medieval Britain, told through a blend of narrative, history and personal memoir.


This new book by Amy Jeffs is an evocative journey through the wild landscapes of early medieval Britain, and the literature that they inspired – the enigmatic Old English poems of the Exeter Book; the Welsh englynion; and the Old Irish immrama. Jeffs's distinctive blend of narrative and memoir is informed by historical research into the manuscripts preserving these old tales, as well as the archaeological finds that offer glimpses into the lives of those who told these stories. This stunning book is illustrated with woodcut images at the start of each chapter, and is a worthy follow-up to its predecessor, the equally fantastic and bestselling Storyland – which is also highly recommended.


London: riverrun, 2022. Paperback, 229 pages. New.

Wild - Amy Jeffs