A Wondrous Tapestry
In 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.
Title: Brunt Boggart
Author: David Greygoose
Release Date: May 2015
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.
Greygoose draws deeply on the riches of Britain’s folklore to conjure up dark and whimsical tales of an imagined village.
Brunt Boggart is a skilfully crafted collection of timeless tales which connects the reader on a visceral level.
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.
The 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.
Our 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.
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by Adam RawlinsWINNER of the Lincolnshire Young People’s Best Book of The Year 2014. Read the results HERE .
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Next Issue late 2015. Hopefully not too late.