Cuddy

Cuddy

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/02/2024
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Synopsis

Winner of The Goldsmiths Prize 2023 The triumphant new novel from the Walter Scott Prize-winning author of The Gallows Pole and The Offing. Cuddy is a bold and experimental retelling of the story of the hermit St. Cuthbert, unofficial patron saint of the North of England. Incorporating poetry, prose, play, diary and real historical accounts to create a novel like no other, Cuddy straddles historical eras - from the first Christian-slaying Viking invaders of the holy island of Lindisfarne in the 8th century to a contemporary England defined by class and austerity. Along the way we meet brewers and masons, archers and academics, monks and labourers, their visionary voices and stories echoing through their ancestors and down the ages. And all the while at the centre sits Durham Cathedral and the lives of those who live and work around this place of pilgrimage - their dreams, desires, connections and communities.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526631466
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Cuddy
A totally original way to tell history
What an amazing book! It's a totally original way of telling a history and manages to balance the personal stories with being genuinely informative about t... READ MORE
Rachel