Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop
  • 49a Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 1LY, UK

It is important that you please RSVP to be added to the Guest list for this in-person evening event.

We are delighted to be launching Cloven Country, the new book from acclaimed author Jeremy Harte.

According to legend, the English landscape – so calm on the surface – is really the Devil’s work. Cloven Country tells of rocks hurled into place and valleys carved out by infernal labour. The Devil’s hideous strength laid down great roads in one night, and left scars everywhere as the hard stone melted like wax under those burning feet. With roots in medieval folklore, this is not the Satan of prayer, but a clumsy ogre, easily fooled by humankind. When a smart cobbler or cunning young wife outwitted him, they struck a blow for the underdog. Only the wicked squire and grasping merchant were beyond redemption, carried off by a black huntsman in the storm.

Jeremy Harte’s books include Explore Fairy Traditions, which won the Katharine Briggs Award in 2005. He is co-editor of the journal Time and Mind, and in 2006 was elected to the Committee of the Folklore Society. He is curator of Bourne Hall Museum in Surrey.

If you are unable to attend but would like a signed copy, please let us know.  You can order it using the PayPal button below and if you would like it personalised and inscribed, please drop us a line and we’ll ask him to include it.