Wild: Tales from Early Medieval Britain
By Amy Jeffs Quercus Publishing, 2022
For: history and nature enthusiasts
In Wild, Amy Jeffs journeys - on foot and through medieval texts - from landscapes of desolation to hope, offering the reader an insight into a world at once distant and close to home. The seven chapters, entitled Earth, Fen, Forest, Beast, Ocean, Catastrophe, Paradise, open with fiction and close with reflection. They blend reflections of travels through fen, forest and cave, with retelling of medieval texts that offer rich depictions of the natural world and representations of figures whose voices are not generally heard in the corpus of medieval literature: women, outcasts, animals.