Fireside Reading Group
Monday 26th June (at 8 pm) in the sitting room at Atkinson-Pryce. Let us know - email@example.com if you are intending to come. Everyone is welcome but it's good to have an idea of numbers.
by Paul Kingsnorth
Paperback £8.99, with 10% discount for members of the book group
A baby A post-apocalyptic novel set in 1066. - Everyone knows the date of the Battle of Hastings. Far fewer people know what happened next...Set in the three years after the Norman invasion, The Wake tells the story of a fractured band of guerilla fighters who take up arms against the invaders. Carefully hung on the known historical facts about the almost forgotten war of resistance that spread across England in the decade after 1066, it is a story of the brutal shattering of lives, a tale of lost gods and haunted visions, narrated by a man of the Lincolnshire fens bearing witness to the end of his world.
Written in what the author describes as 'a shadow tongue', a version of Old English updated so as to be understandable for the modern reader.
‘Reading Kingsnorth’s book is to be immersed in the past and in a story in a way that I haven’t really felt since childhood … the most glorious experience I’ve had with a book in years.’ Lucy Mangan, The Guardian
Looking forward to this one!
Published by Cornerstone