A Wondrous Tapestry


ImageIn May 2015, Hawkwood Books is publishing its most ambitious title yet, an astonishing tour de force by Liverpool based poet, David Greygoose. Brunt Boggart is a beautiful, image-rich epic reaching deep into human history and folklore.


Image Title: Brunt Boggart
Author: David Greygoose
isbn: 978-1-908577-44-3
Release Date: May 2015
RRP: £8.99
Dedicated Website


In his bones, David Greygoose understands the rhythms of great storytelling, with its incantations, repetitions, knowing asides and snappy dialogue, and he has a frankly marvellous ear for the music of language.
Kevin Crossley-Holland

Greygoose draws deeply on the riches of Britain’s folklore to conjure up dark and whimsical tales of an imagined village.
Emily Portman

Brunt Boggart is a skilfully crafted collection of timeless tales which connects the reader on a visceral level.
John Reppion

It tastes fabulously medieval, it smells uncanny, it looks like the roots of half-forgotten herbs, and it sounds like verbs of thunder and earth.
Jay Griffiths


ImageThe crow rose up and flapped about the room. Greychild and Ilania followed it out into the darkness, skimming across rooftops, flying along the course of the river until they set down in a field filled with girlen and boys-who-would-be-men dressed in tatters, dressed in rags, smeared about with daubs of mud, their hair gaudied all with feathers. They danced in silence, their heavy limbs dragging to the beat of a drummer who sat hunched under a dark crooked tree.


Newsletter Issue 16 : Spring 2015

The cottage had always been tidy and bright. The other wifen would come around and say Old Mother Tidgewallop’s was the neatest in all of Brunt Boggart. And they’d ruffle the hair of her tousle-maned son and watch as he played all out in the back yard.


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Past Tapestries


ImageOur last title has SOLD OUT! A reprint is being considered but at present, if you want to read about brave Ernest’s exciting and moving adventures, they are only available in e-book formats (Kindle and Epubs). For details, click HERE.


The Strange Encounter of Sally Shakespeare and Toby Tinker
by Adam Rawlins

WINNER of the Lincolnshire Young People’s Best Book of The Year 2014. Read the results HERE .

A Boy Arrives
by Stephen Meek
ISBN 978-1-908577-33-7
208pp £6.99
Very few copies left

INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS
If you are interested in purchasing international rights for any of our titles, please click HERE to request a link to sample contracts. This is an automatic response, so you should receive a reply immediately, technology permitting.


Submissions
If you have written something which you think the world might like to read, please send a small representative sample to submissions@hawkwoodbooks.co.uk. Any good quality fiction from children to crusty adults, as long as it is literate, interesting and different. We’re not mainstream and can’t match multi-million pound corporations, but we do try to read everything and sometimes even say yes.

Next Issue late 2015. Hopefully not too late.


Dedication

Book dedications have always intrigued me, but so far I’ve never seen a website dedication. Perhaps this is the first. As it says in The Last Garden, “So special, so loved, so missed.” This little dedication is For Ana.