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The Wake

The Wake

  • Title: The Wake
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  • ISBN : 9781783520985
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 365 pages


A post apocalyptic novel set a thousand years ago, The Wake tells the story of Buccmaster of Holland, a free farmer of Lincolnshire, owner of three oxgangs, a man clinging to the Old Gods as the world changes drastically around him After losing his sons at the Battle of Hastings and his wife and home to the invading Normans, Buccmaster begins to gather together a band of A post apocalyptic novel set a thousand years ago, The Wake tells the story of Buccmaster of Holland, a free farmer of Lincolnshire, owner of three oxgangs, a man clinging to the Old Gods as the world changes drastically around him After losing his sons at the Battle of Hastings and his wife and home to the invading Normans, Buccmaster begins to gather together a band of grene men , who take up arms to resist their brutal invaders.Written in a shadow tongue a version of Old English updated so as to be understandable for the modern reader The Wake is a landmark in historical fiction and looks set to become a modern classic


Author Paul Kingsnorth

Paul Kingsnorth is an English writer and thinker He is a former deputy editor of The Ecologist and a co founder of the




The Wake Reviews (31)

  • lif is a raedel for dumb folc but the things i has seen it is not lic they sae the bocs and the preosts the bells the laws of the crist it is not like they sae this is a good boc about a triewe anglisc man who was feotan the ingengas who cwelled harold cyng he is buccmaster a socman with th [..]

  • Upon reading the 2014 Man Booker longlist announcement, I was immediately drawn to The Wake because of it s unique premise and because I believe it s the prize s first crowdsourced nomination Sourced by readers I had to give it a try What is perhaps the most unique about this novel, and needs [..]

  • After the Norman invasion of England, the French ravage and burn One man, Buccmaster, returns to his home to find nothing but ash, and his wife s body amidst the ruins.He takes to the woods to become a green man an outlaw , with loud proclamations of his intention to raise a group to fight the Frenc [..]

  • Outstanding novel about a landowner in Lincolnshire Buccmaster of Holland set in the years 1066 1068 Buccmaster, even before the Norman invasion, is apart from his fellow fen dwellers, still, like his grandfather but not his father, a follower of the Old Gods and a rejecter of the Church also someon [..]

  • 3.5 4 starsWhen we think of post apocalyptic fiction we tend to think specifically of science fiction or at least I know I do Our vision is usually either of a near future survival thriller about the fall of current human civilization into ruin most often as the result of a nuclear holocaust, an eco [..]

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