The Green Man of Eshwood Hall


by Kerr, Jacob | Fiction & related items
Published 05/10/2023 by Profile Books Ltd (Serpent’s Tail) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 224 pages

ISBN: 9781800811515 Category:


‘Striking a perfect balance between myth and psychosocial realism, this is a beautifully written debut’ Guardian’Recalls M. R. James at his nastiest’ TelegraphEshwood Hall is a great English house surrounded by sprawling woods. In 1962, Izzy is thirteen, lives in the servants quarters and doesn’t go to school. Neglected by her parents, she spends her moments of freedom exploring the forest and the village beyond. The more she comes to understand the history of the place and her own situation, the stranger are the things she hears and sees. The most tantalising of these is the Green Man who inhabits the woods, and seems to know all about her, even those desires she has buried deep inside.

A family story rooted in folk tale, The Green Man of Eshwood Hall shows us the power that the wild still holds on our imagination, and the shocking nightmares to which it can give rise.

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Weight 0.18 kg