Paperback of Hild just out in the UK


The UK edition of Hild is just out in paperback. You can buy it almost anywhere, but I’d like to suggest this list of UK independent bookshops. Or you could use your favourite chain or online retailer:

WaterstonesAmazon | Foyles | Blackwell’s

Here are snippets of UK reviews:

  • “A magnificent and convincing portrayal of a strange, wild, beautiful world.” — Guardian
  • “Vivid, richly detailed…a powerful, clever novel. Griffith illuminates the so-called Dark Ages, reconstructing an often alien historical world with great precision.” — BBC History Magazi​ne
  • “Beautiful, thorny jacket for this beautiful literary novel. It genuinely brings the period to life.” — The Bookseller
  •  “A stunning blend of real history and soaring imagination…steeped in the language and customs of early Britain, rich in historical detail, outstanding in observation of human nature…believable and breathtaking.” — Lancashire Evening Post
  • Hild by Nicola Griffith may well be a future classic. The writing is lucent and the plot enthralling, but perhaps most impressive is how the author creates and sustains a rare feeling in the reader of really living among the characters.” — Morning Star
  • “Vivid, vital, and visceral, Hild’s history reads like a thriller.” — Val McDermid
  • “A glorious, intensely passionate walk through an entirely real landscape, Hild leads us into the dark ages and makes them light, and tense, and edgy and deeply moving.” — Manda Scott
  • “Griffith’s narrative flows like a river; Hild’s thoughts and deeds are expressed in pitch-perfect tone, in prose approaching poetry.” — Historical Novel Society
  • Hild is the most absorbing and addictive story I’ve read in years… It’s feminist, intelligent, glorious.” — Vulpes Libris
  • “The best fictional attempt to recreate Dark Age Britain that I have ever read.” — ​Dr ​Alex Woolf
  • ​”​I was impressed—as a fellow-writer and a Northumbrian archaelogist. It’s a great piece of work.” — Max Adams
  • “The world of the Anglo-Saxon poets who wrote ​’The Wanderer​’​ and ​’​The Seafarer​’​ springs to life.​”​  — Independent on Sunday
  • “An impressive job of conjuring…bewitching.” — Independent

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