• Title: Enchanting the Shadowlands
  • Author: Lorna Smithers
  • ISBN: 9781326141905
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Enchanting the Shadowlands A substantial collection of poems and prose written in response to an imperative from the god Gwyn ap Nudd to write to bring back enchantment to the land The collection is divided into a number of sec
    A substantial collection of poems and prose written in response to an imperative from the god Gwyn ap Nudd to write to bring back enchantment to the land The collection is divided into a number of sections, each of which are aspects of a journey in the sense that they chronicle a development through time both in the imaginative life of the poet and in the landscape she A substantial collection of poems and prose written in response to an imperative from the god Gwyn ap Nudd to write to bring back enchantment to the land The collection is divided into a number of sections, each of which are aspects of a journey in the sense that they chronicle a development through time both in the imaginative life of the poet and in the landscape she celebrates The first section recalls the early history of what is called the water country before the land was drained and when people lived close to the wetlands There is then a section for Nodens, Gwyn s father in the mythological record Sections follow which look at the growth of community around Castle Hill, the life of the meadows, the re imagining of the town of Preston in its original designation of Priest Town, the river Ribble and its Goddess Belisama and, finally, sections focussing on Gwyn himself and his Hall Review by Greg Hill on Lulu

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