Saturday, January 02, 2021

Review: The Land of the Green Man: A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles

The Land of the Green Man: A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles

The Land of the Green Man: A Journey Through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles by Carolyne Larrington
 

3 of 5 stars:

This was a decently comprehensive look at the various figures, spirits and themes that bind the British landscape and its history together. As others have mentioned, this is more of a reference book perhaps - I wasn't sure the book's thread and its categories helped navigate things much, and I think I prefer formats with more of a compendia or atlas-style approach. Having said that, there are some fascinating tales in here, and some good reminders of how much lore has been constantly reinterpreted and evolved by modern writers.

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