• Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
  • Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
  • Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
  • Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
  • Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
  • Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
  • Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
  • Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
  • Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
  • Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain

Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain

History , British History
Hardback Published on: 02/09/2021
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Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
Full of mist and old magic.
“Storyland” is an illustrated mythology of Britain. It’s scope is immersive starting from the Creation, following the giant’s footsteps, fallen angels and ... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
Mythology at it's finest
I am ashamed to say going into this knowing very little about British mythology, so I was pleasantly surprised how familiar many of these stories were, wea... READ MORE
Angie at Blackpool

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2021

Soaked in mist and old magic, Storyland is a new illustrated mythology of Britain, set in its wildest landscapes.

It begins between the Creation and Noah's Flood, follows the footsteps of the earliest generation of giants from an age when the children of Cain and the progeny of fallen angels walked the earth, to the founding of Britain, England, Wales and Scotland, the birth of Christ, the wars between Britons, Saxons and Vikings, and closes with the arrival of the Normans.

These are retellings of medieval tales of legend, landscape and the yearning to belong, inhabited with characters now half-remembered: Brutus, Albina, Scota, Arthur and Bladud among them. Told with narrative flair, embellished in stunning artworks and glossed with a rich and erudite commentary. We visit beautiful, sacred places that include prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge and Wayland's Smithy, spanning the length of Britain from the archipelago of Orkney to as far south as Cornwall; mountains and lakes such as Snowdon and Loch Etive and rivers including the Ness, the Soar and the story-silted Thames in a vivid, beautiful tale of our land steeped in myth. It Illuminates a collective memory that still informs the identity and political ambition of these places.

In Storyland, Jeffs reimagines these myths of homeland, exile and migration, kinship, loyalty, betrayal, love and loss in a landscape brimming with wonder.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529407976
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 1124g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 164 x 48 mm

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Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
A trail about the mythology and magic of Britain
What a wonderful book! This is a book of booktrails if you had a time machine. I wish I had as I’d love to go back to when Stonehenge was formed, when Loch... READ MORE
TheBookTrail
Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
A beautiful and uniquely produced book…..
#STORYLAND by Amy Jeffs is steeped in history, mythology and magical atmospheric settings. Filled with places that are known to most and can be easily visi... READ MORE
A Mother’s Musings
Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain
Beautifully presented and very interesting
Completely captivating both for the linocut artworks depicting the myths and the stories interpreted. I adored learning more about some myths I briefly kne... READ MORE
Gem Fletcher