THE FOLK OF THE TWILL is the first book of a trilogy.
MAPS – from the Book (click the maps to enlarge them)
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BOOK READINGS – EXTRACTS from Book 1
Recorded live on SoundArt Radio, 26th June 2016
• Extract 1 (from the chapter At the Cornflower Farm)
• Extract 2 (from the chapter The Proposed Invasion of the Kalikads)
A GLOSSARY – some words or terms which might be new to your ears
[ME – Middle English; L – Latin]
Score (ME) – twenty
Inwit (ME) -understanding
Este (ME) – delicacy and grace
Foo (ME) – hostile
Fiend (ME) – enemy
Pectus (L) – pectorals
Hibernal (L) – wintry
Welkin (ME) – sky
Heater (ME) – clothing
Falding (ME) – coarse cloth
Clout (ME) – piece of cloth
Affray (ME) – terror
To dang (ME) – to beat
from The Proposed Invasion of the Kalikads (Extract 2, above)
THE FOLK OF THE TWILL – BOOK REVIEWS
I AM ENJOYING the wonderfully descriptive prose of Twill Folk. Indeed it is so beautifully written that I can see and feel the intensity of the colours, the character of the characters, the warmth of the sun etc.
It is hard to imagine that anyone could bring so much colour to words on paper…..wonderful book Amrita.
~ Martin Bowes
THERE IS nothing more magical and alluring than this land of Twill, with its most extraordinary inhabitants. Written in a crystal bright language, you become absorbed into this sparkling world of its wonderful people and events. It’s a land we image, dwelling somewhere end of the rainbow that we’ve always, especially as children, wanted to visit, or even live. I myself have a passion to live there.
The author imagines it for us, the story beginning with Lord Oaken and his emergency meeting in the handsome council chamber hall of Hollyberry Hall with its walls ‘ornamented with bas-relief figures of animals and birds and flowers painted with vibrant colours.’ At this meeting sit, as well as keep entering, a fabulous array of characters, from elves to folk of all descriptions. The Vale of Twill, with it accompanying maps, holds many surprises, for there is a new world here to be discovered…
~Mike Penney (published poet, author, singer / songwriter & photographer)
I AM a born and bred Devonshire boy. As I listened to the chapter ‘Of the Tales Told by the Fireside in the Pipers’ I was taken to that place – and it was wonderful! I was in that book, and such were the descriptions that I could hear the creaking door hinges and I could smell the fire.
I love the moors and creaky doors and olde worlde stuff; and I love this book. With its picturesque details and authentic Devonian characters and dialogues it took me right there – to an old pub somewhere on the edge of the moor.
Charming and atmospheric, but realistic and well researched: The author has certainly done the home-work on our folklore.
It is a wonderful book. Fantastic, amazing and wonderful!
~Michael Lewis Hunt
I BOUGHT this book for a friend after reading extracts and hearing some of the spoken word. It certainly evokes feelings of a Middle Ages alternate reality where characters seem to appear with hidden messages with a feeling that there is more to be foretold.
I like the way the author actually seems to be telling the story as if relating from the time and place itself. An unusual and interesting book especially with the addition of maps etc to help the reader visualise the setting to the fullest. I look forward to the future additions in this series.
Folk of the Twill BOOK LAUNCH
A gathering of fans, friends and followers at the historic Bogan House in Totnes to celebrate the launch of my first book, The Folk of the Twill.
I’ve included a few photographs of Bogan House itself, to give you a feel of this wonderfully atmospheric place.
Click the images to view larger – or click HERE to go to see them full size on the new gallery page. Thanks to Sarah Neighbour for the photographs.