Brunt Boggart- A Tapestry of Tales by David Greygoose


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A unique and very English novel composed of a cycle of beautiful and mysterious fantasy folk tales which combine to tell an unforgettable story


‘A rich, primordial dreamtime… A wonderful excavation of the story traditions that our ancestors huddled around for warmth… highly recommended’
Alan Moore, author of Watchmen

This is a book like no other: a magical tapestry of folk tales, woven together to build a world that is as strange yet familiar as a half-remembered dream. It is an old world, a world of enchanted corn dollies and wild dances in poppy fields, a world of tricksters, lovers and fools.

Through this world, Greychild must journey in search of his mother: from the village of Brunt Boggart, down to the treacherous Pedlar Man’s track, all the way to the distant Arleccra, a city of treasures and temptation. If you follow him, a part of you will never come back.

David Greygoose was born near Northampton and now lives on the edge of Liverpool. In 1976 he co-founded The Windows Project which runs writing workshops in schools and community venues. He has published three collections of poetry under the name Dave Ward, and his stories and poems have appeared in over 100 anthologies as well as being broadcast on TV and radio. Brunt Boggart is his first novel and was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.


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