Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Winters In The World - Eleanor Parks

Do I have an Anglo-Saxon obsession? Yes, I do. It's kind of a chicken and an egg thing - I don't know if my obsession came first, or if it's been fuelled by a whole lot of excellent and accessible titles around right now. They're popular with customers too which is what makes me think I'll recommend another after Hana Videen's Deorhord.

Winter's in the World is a small present to myself, I'm only a few pages in and already fascinated by it - it's a journey through the cycle of the year in Anglo Saxon England and I plan on dipping in and out of it following the seasons, starting at winter. I have Maria Dahvana Headley's translation of Beowulf still to read and might try the Tolkien version too, and then there's Basilisks and Beowulf by Tim Flight so if all my reading goes to plan (it never does) I'll have an interesting new (or old?) world view.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds quite interesting. To learn how they coped, lived, traveled, etc. I am going to have to find this one. Beowulf is one of my favorite sagas, and I recently learned of some others... if I could only find the list where I wrote them down. Warm thoughts.