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Drawing on the oldest vernacular literature in western Europe, The Great Book of the Woods presents poem versions of the rune-like ‘ogham’ stone inscriptions, unique to Ireland and Scotland. In vivid and lyrical language, and with surprising juxtapositions, these poems bring to life the communities, ecologies and traditions of Ireland and Scotland between the 4th and 6th centuries CE.

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The Great Book of the Woods is the second book in the Lign Series: small format books and booklets by individual poets and writers whose work is oriented towards landscape, nature and natural philosophy.

The Great Book is available to order from our online shop.