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Kingsnorth's Wake and Its Predecessors

This sounds pretty intriguing: a novel about Anglo-Saxon guerrillas fighting against their Norman conquerors in 11th-Century England, written in a sort of ersatz Old English.  495 more words


Boneland - Alan Garner

I loved The Weirdstone of Brisingamen as a child, partly because when I first read it I lived very near Alderley Edge, and am very familiar with many of the places that they travel through on their myth-filled journey. 175 more words

Book Reviews

Alderley Edge

The other day I was in Cheshire for my cousin’s wedding (it was a wonderful day by the way, and the reception was held at a Tudor manor-house which, disappointingly, turned out not to be haunted), and rolling through that county on the train, I got to thinking about Alderley Edge. 288 more words

Alan Garner

Boneland and Strandloper

Like thousands of other British children, I grew up reading the novels of Alan Garner with a shiver and an open-mouthed desperation to work out what was going on. 1,393 more words

Fiction: 20th Century

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

Spring has sprung (at least, it has here in Germany).  The grass is riz (ditto).  I wonder where the Foxes is?

Oh look, there they are. 85 more words

Spiral Castle Revisited: Acknowledging the Influence of The White Goddess

While surfing around, looking for information about La Granmère du Chimquiere and contemporary archaeological and mythological influences on James Joyce’s writing of Finnegans Wake, I was confronted by the literary shade of Robert Graves’ … 735 more words