by: John Matthews

This gem of a book brings you the best of what Celtic verse is so resonant with - love, nature, war, spells and spiritual connection - drawn from more than 15 centuries of writing. John Matthews, an expert on Celtic lore, has only chosen poems by authors who have close ties or strong roots in Celtic culture, and it shows. From Robin Williamson of the Incredible String Band through to Amairgin from the 2nd century BC via AE and Sir Walter Scott, the coverage of contributors is extensive, and the choice of poems a delight. The book is also split into parts that represent a subject matter - spells, war, love, nature and the spirit - so you can read the poems from start to finish or in chunks as your mood dictates. This book is the sort of thing you’d buy as a present then end up keeping for yourself.

256pp, 192 x 129 mm, Hardback, 2022, RRP £12.99

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