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Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain - Amy Jeffs

Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain - Amy Jeffs
 Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain - Amy JeffsStoryland: A New Mythology of Britain - Amy Jeffs 

A quality, beautifully illustrated book signed on a custom-designed bookplate (see image) by Amy Jeffs

Title: Storyland

Author:  Amy Jeffs

ISBN:  9781529407976

Weight:  990 g

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Signed (on a bookplate) first edition, first printing



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Storyland by Amy Jeffs

Soaked in mist and old magic, Storyland is a new illustrated mythology of Britain, set in its wildest landscapes.

It begins between the Creation and Noah’s Flood, follows the footsteps of the earliest generation of giants from an age when the children of Cain and the progeny of fallen angels walked the earth, to the founding of Britain, England, Wales and Scotland, the birth of Christ, the wars between Britons, Saxons and Vikings, and closes with the arrival of the Normans.

These are retellings of medieval tales of legend, landscape and the yearning to belong, inhabited with characters now half-remembered: Brutus, Albina, Scota, Arthur and Bladud among them.  Told with narrative flair, embellished in stunning artworks and glossed with a rich and erudite commentary.

We visit beautiful, sacred places that include prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge and Wayland’s Smithy, spanning the length of Britain from the archipelago of Orkney to as far south as Cornwall; mountains and lakes such as Snowdon and Loch Etive and rivers including the Ness, the Soar and the story-silted Thames in a vivid, beautiful tale of our land steeped in myth.  It Illuminates a collective memory that still informs the identity and political ambition of these places.

In Storyland, Jeffs reimagines these myths of homeland, exile and migration, kinship, loyalty, betrayal, love and loss in a landscape brimming with wonder.

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Storyland
Subtitle A New Mythology of Britain
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition features

The text is printed in two colours on bright white, heavy quality art paper with many monochrome illustrations by the author.

The book is section bound for ease of opening and durability.  In addition, it has decorative head and tail bands.

The main body of the book is 339 pages plus 11 pages for the front matter and an additional 19 for the back matter.

Front matter:

Contents [3]
Prologue [8]

Back matter:

Acknowledgements [3]
Further Reading [7]
Index [9]

Jacket note On the front of the jacket is a ‘SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a treated finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a custom-designed bookplate fixed to the back of the front free endpaper (see image)
Book Stats
Publisher Quercus Editions
Imprint riverrun
Publication date
Printed by L.E.G.O. SpA, Italy
ISBN 13 9781529407976
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 339 [main body]
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 165 x 43mm
Packed weight 1.516kg [very heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Lucy McGrath
Jacket design Andrew Smith
Jacket images Amy Jeffs
Illustrations Amy Jeffs
Map Amy Jeffs

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