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Cuddy
  • Cuddy

     

    WINNER OF THE 2023 GOLDSMITHS PRIZE

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WINSTON GRAHAM HISTORICAL PRIZE 

    A GUARDIANTIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH and NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 

     

     

    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.

     

    'An epic the north has long deserved' FINANCIAL TIMES 
    'A sensational piece of storytelling. A singular and significant achievement' GUARDIAN
    'Marvellous, artful, enchanted' DAILY TELEGRAPH

     

    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 
    ISBN: 9781526631503 
    Number of pages: 464 
    Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

     

     

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