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Fri, 22 Mar



An evening of Feminist Folklore

Join us at the Bookshop where we will talk with authors Lucy Holland and Jodie Matthews.

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An evening of Feminist Folklore
An evening of Feminist Folklore

Time & Location

22 Mar 2024, 19:30 – 20:30

Tiverton, 25 Gold St, Tiverton EX16 6QB, UK

About The Event

I simply loved Lucy's first book Sistersong, which was released during lockdown. We interviewed Lucy over fb live, as you might remember. Here is Lucy's second book and I know it's going to be brilliant! Lucy lives in Sidmouth and works with books in Exeter, she also runs a podcast which you can find via her website.

"Britain, 60 AD. Hoping to save her lover and her land from the Romans, Herla makes a desperate pact with the Otherworld King. She becomes Lord of the Hunt and for centuries she rides, reaping wanderers’ souls. Until the night she meets a woman on a bloody battlefield – a Saxon queen with ice-blue eyes. Queen Æthelburg of Wessex is a proven fighter, but after a battlefield defeat she finds her husband’s court turning against her. Yet King Ine needs Æthel more than ever: the dead kings of Wessex are waking, and Ine must master his bloodline’s ancient magic if they are to survive. When their paths cross, Herla knows it’s no coincidence. Something dark and dangerous is at work in the Wessex court. As she and Æthel grow closer, Herla must find her humanity – and a way to break the curse – before it’s too late."

Jodie is from Cornwall and lives in Manchester. Meet me at the Surface is Jodie's debut novel, an ode to Cornish folklore and set on the misty Bodmin Moor. 

Everything that comes from the ground has to go back down… eventually

Merryn grew up on the wilds of Bodmin moor, raised by her mother and her aunt in an old farmhouse. Here, the locals never leave the village, fear for the future of their farms and cling desperately to the folkloric tales that are woven into their history. Except Merryn, who has escaped to Manchester for university, briefly untethering herself from her past.

When Merryn returns home for the memorial service of her ex-girlfriend Claud, she finds her childhood home stranger and more secretive than ever. She’s sure that her mother is hiding something. The villagers are hunting on the moors at night, but for what? And then there’s a notebook, found in an old chest of drawers, full of long-forgotten folklore that seems to be linked somehow to Claud…



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