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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 30/04/2015
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A post-apocalyptic novel set in 1066 - unlike anything else you will read this year...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 - The Wake renders the inner life of an Anglo-Saxon man with an accuracy and immediacy rare in historical fiction. To enter Buccmaster's world is to feel powerfully the sheer strangeness of the past.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781783520985
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 355 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

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“Inspired and powerful”

Having read (and thoroughly enjoyed) Paul Kingsnorth’s book about the anti-globalisation movement - “One No, Many Yeses” - as a politically inquisitive teenager, I couldn’t resist buying this beautifully bound novel... More

Paperback edition
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23rd March 2015
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“The Wake”

Having read (and thoroughly enjoyed) Paul Kingsnorth’s book about the anti-globalisation movement - “One No, Many Yeses” - as a politically inquisitive teenager, I couldn’t resist buying this beautifully bound novel... More

Hardback edition
11th September 2014
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