Storyland is a joyous read celebrating the power of collective myths and the landscapes which inspired them
Jeffs writes beautifully, erring just on the right side of florid, and her linocut prints make for attractive illustrations. The stories come with explanations of sources and legacies, and she has a lovely knack of rooting each one in the landscape that birthed it. This gorgeous book should live on the bookshelves in every house that cares about "the idea of Britain, what is was and where it came from."
Storyland: New Mythology Of Britain
The Hive, Cheltenham, GL50 1UW
13th Oct 2021
Soaked in mist and old magic, Storyland is a new illustrated mythology of Britain, set in its wildest landscapes. Filled with places we know today and characters half-remembered - Lear in Leicester, Merlin in Stonehenge, Grim in Grimsby, St Columba on the River Ness - and spanning the length of Britain from the Orkneys to…