Eleanor Parker

'Makes the Anglo-Saxon universe seem vividly, thrillingly real, a world of magic and mystery, ritual and song.' - Sunday Times 'History Books of the Year' '[Parker's] prose is as lyrical as the poetry that she so deftly translates . . . This lovely book acts as a portal back to an older time.' - The Guardian Winters in the World is a beautifully observed journey through the cycle of the year in Anglo-Saxon England, exploring not only the rituals and customs linked to the different seasons, but the profound relationship between human life and the rhythms of nature. Eleanor Parker provides an imaginative connection to the Anglo-Saxon world, tracing the surprising history of its festivals – many of which are still celebrated today – unearthing traditions now long forgotten and celebrating some of the finest treasures of medieval literature.

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Winters in the World

A Journey through the Anglo-Saxon Year