Brunt Boggart: A Tapestry of Tales (Paperback)
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Brunt Boggart: A Tapestry of Tales (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages
Published: 27/09/2018
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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 the treacherous Pedlar Man's track, all the way to distant Arleccra, a city of treasures and temptation. If you follow him, a part of you will never come back.

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
ISBN: 9781782692065
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Utterly wonderful... In his bones, David Greygoose understands the rhythms of great storytelling... This tapestry is inventive and witty, dramatic and moving, and deeply earthed in the superstitions and folk beliefs of old England. Now that I've stepped into Brunt Boggart, I know that part of me will never leave it - Kevin Crossley-Holland, author of The Arthur Trilogy

In Brunt Boggart, David Greygoose conjures a rich, primordial dreamtime... A wonderful excavation of the story traditions that our ancestors huddled around for warmth, and highly recommended - Alan Moore, author of V for Vendetta and Watchmen

Conjures a magical, poetic world of tricksters and enchantments in the mossy hollows of an ancient village - News from Nowhere Bookshop, Observer

David Greygoose is a master-storyteller... I found myself lost in the wildflower meadows, mossy hollows and wolf pits of Brunt Boggart - Emily Portman, folk singer

A skilfully crafted collection of timeless tales... Each as true a tale as ever was told. Just as a great sculptor sees the divine form within the slab of granite, Greygoose has exposed the primal folk-tales which lay buried in us all - John Reppion, co-author of Albion

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 - Jay Griffiths, author of Wild: An Elemental Journey

[A] many faceted, finely crafted and genuinely enjoyable book... a piece of work that can be enjoyed equally by aficionados of fantasy, of folk horror and of fairy tale and folklore - Moof Magazine

A marvellous collection of dream-like stories, all delightfully odd and many distinctly sinister... A book to be savoured - Nudge Books

A fascinating book by a storyteller immersed in the dark folktales of another time - Brian Patten

A strange and beautiful book - The School Librarian

David Greygoose delights his readers with 'a tapestry of tales', a collection of interweaving stories of myth and magic - The Bay

Real storytelling stuff - a bit like coming across a newly-written Odyssey - Storyworks

Brunt Boggart will inspire future generations of writers - BBC Radio Northampton

Folklore and nature collide in Brunt Boggart. Greygoose's inventive language makes these tales a joy to read aloud - in true storyteller style - Big Issue North

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“Brunt Boggart”

Once upon a time there was a village. It wasn’t a big village, nor was it a small village. It wasn’t an important village, but then again, in the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t an unimportant village either. In... More

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